Tachysurus fulvidraco

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Tachysurus fulvidraco
Yellow catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco 3.JPG
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Bagridae
Genus: Tachysurus
T. fulvidraco
Binomial name
Tachysurus fulvidraco
  • Pimelodus fulvidraco
  • Macrones fulvidraco
  • Pelteobagrus fulvidraco
  • Pseudobagrus fulvidraco
  • Pseudobagrus wittenburgi

Tachysurus fulvidraco, the yellowhead catfish or Korean bullhead, is a species of bagrid catfish found in eastern Asia from Siberia to China, Korea, Vietnam, and Laos, where it can be found in lakes and river channels. It can reach a maximum length of 34.5 cm, weighing 3 kg, though it is much more commonly found to a length of 8 cm. It is a minor component of commercial fisheries.[1]


A total of 11 species of helminthes, including six species of digeneans, three species of nematodes, a species of cestode, and an acanthocephalan have been found in the stomach and intestines of T. fulvidraco:.[2]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2011). "Tachysurus fulvidraco" in FishBase. December 2011 version.
  2. ^ Li W. X., Nie P., Wang G. T. & Yao W. J. (2009). "Communities of gastrointestinal helminths of fish in historically connected habitats: habitat fragmentation effect in a carnivorous catfish Pelteobagrus fulvidraco from seven lakes in flood plain of the Yangtze River, China". Parasites & Vectors 2009, 2: 22. doi:10.1186/1756-3305-2-22.