SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=140) AND ((Families.Order)= 'Siluriformes') AND ((Species.Genus) = 'Heteropneustes') And ((FAMILIES.Class)='Actinopterygii') ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Heteropneustidae Airsac catfishes

Genus: Heteropneustes

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Photo by Raghavan, P.R.

Max. Length 31 cm TL
Heteropneustes fossilis (Bloch, 1794)

Photo by Raghavan, P.R.
Heteropneustes fossilis
[Stinging catfish]

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.

Max. Length 27 cm SL
Heteropneustes kemratensis (Fowler, 1937)

Photo by WWF / Vidthayanon, C.
Heteropneustes kemratensis
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Heteropneustes longipectoralis

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Max. Length 15 cm TL
Heteropneustes microps (Günther, 1864)

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Heteropneustes microps

Photo by Hossain, M.S.

Max. Length 10.9 cm SL
Heteropneustes nani Hossain, Sarker, Sharifuzzaman & Chowdhury, 2013

Photo by Hossain, M.S.
Heteropneustes nani

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Heteropneustes fossilis Stinging catfish Asia 31 TL 1794
Heteropneustes kemratensis Asia 27 SL 1937
Heteropneustes longipectoralis Asia 1999
Heteropneustes microps Asia 15 TL 1864
Heteropneustes nani Asia 10.9 SL 2013

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