Overview

Distribution

Asia: endemic to Lake Biwa basin, Japan.
  • Kobayakawa, M. 1989 Systematic revision of the catfish genus Silurus, with description of a new species from Thailand and Burma. Jap. J. Ichthyol. 36(2):155-186. (Ref. 9417)
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Lake Biwa and Lake Yogo, Japan.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

58.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 40637)); max. published weight: 1,500 g (Ref. 40637)
  • IGFA 2001 Database of IGFA angling records until 2001. IGFA, Fort Lauderdale, USA. (Ref. 40637)
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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