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Mystus leucophasis

(Sittang mystus)


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Family : Bagrid catfishes ; Inhabits rivers .

Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Sittang mystus

Common Names in Finnish:


Common Names in Mandarin Chinese:

白鱯, 白鳠


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Biome: Marine .

Ecology: This species inhabits larger rivers in the lowlands (Vidthayanon et al. 2005).[1].

List of Habitats :


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Bagrus leucophasisBagrus leucophasis Blyth • Bagrus leucophasis Blyth, 1860 • Macrones leucophasis (Blyth • Mystus leucophasis


Name Status: Accepted Name .

First described: Blyth, E. J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal 29: 23., 1860.

Comment: Year from Eschmeyer, pers. comm.

Mystus leucophasis was described from the Sittang and other rivers in Myanmar (Blyth 1860).[1].

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Mystus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 22 species and subspecies in this genus:

M. armatus (Kerala Mystus) · M. baramensis (Gangetic Mystus) · M. bleekeri (Day´s Mystus) · M. canarensis (Canara Mystus) · M. cavasius (Gangetic Mystus) · M. chitala (Thousand Dollar Knife Fish) · M. gulio (African Shovelnose Catfish) · M. horai (Krishna Mystus) · M. keletius (Keletius Mystus) · M. leucophasis (Sittang Mystus) · M. malabaricus (Jerdon´s Mystus) · M. micracanthus (Twospot Catfish) · M. montanus (Wynaad Mystus) · M. nemurus (Asian Redtail Catfish) · M. nigriceps (Two Spot Catfish) · M. oculatus (Sittang Mystus) · M. pulcher (Pulcher Mystus) · M. ramcarati (Frill-Tailed Golden Anchovy) · M. rufescens (Meetan Mystus) · M. seenghala (Stripped Dwarf Catfish) · M. tengara (Stripped Dwarf Catfish) · M. vittatus (Striped Catfish)

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Further Reading

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal March 01, 2008:



  1. Ng, H.H. 2010. Mystus leucophasis. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 February 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2015-02-06