Goonch Catfish (Bagarius) ID and Care Guide 1.01

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So my large Bagarius could be one of two species?
Yes.

I've been using B. lica for most of my work previously because I consider those two populations to be the same species, but there was not a consensus on that among the people who reviewed my work. While I consider the fish to all be B. lica with B. nieuwenhuisii as the synonym, I couldn't prove it convincingly enough for the others to draw a consensus. Henceforth, it was accepted as a unique morph, but which species it/they is/are isn't agreed upon.
 

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Yes! It's finally out!

You my friend have done an amazing job with this writeup and I don't think anyone could have done a better job. And you also reminded me of my thread which I completely forgot about and will update right now! Once again. Great! Just great!

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Brilliant writeup.
Work on this genus definately isn't done though and I'd be surprised if B. Suchus isn't reclassified. It's too different.
 

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My friend should be expecting his shipment of goonches soon... I will try to take photos of them all it will probably be beneficial to show the physical descriptions of each species.
 

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hey rob i'm getting one of those new bagarius sp red river that wes has in tomorrow would it help if I post pictures here for you?


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Absolutely! I have a suspicion that they may be what I call Bagarius yarrelli, but that's just a guess. It could even be something undescribed. I'd LOVE to see one! I've never seen a goonch out of that part of the world before; I didn't even know that they ranged that far north. I guess if there was ever an importer to discover a new species, Wes would be the one!
 
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