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Pseudomystus siamensis


Pseudomystus siamensis
Asian BumbleBee Catfish
亚洲土蜂猫
This species was formerly included in the genus Leiocassis, and is still referred to as such in a great deal of the available literature. The current genus Pseudomystus contains many similarly patterned species, some of which may be being imported and sold as Pseudomystus siamensis. Its commonly encountered congener is P. stenomus, but this can be plainly distinguished by its lack of "bumblebee" patterning. 

The Asian bumblebee can also be easily told apart from the South American Pimelodid "bumbebee" catfish by the pair of nasal barbels located just in front of the eyes.

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