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Eutropiichthys britzi Ferraris & Vari, 2007

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Relevant Information:

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal soft rays: 50 - 59; Vertebrae: 52 - 54. Diagnosed from other species of the genus by the combination of the following characters: gill rakers on the first gill arch 15-19; branched pectoral-fin rays 15-17; accessory premaxillary tooth patch extending posteriorly nearly to the terminus of the gape; branched anal-fin rays 46-54; posterior limit of the gape located under orbit; fleshy flap along the anterior margin of the posterior naris extending medial of the medial margin of the naris by a distance equal to, or greater than, the transverse dimension of the posterior naris; length of the pectoral-fin spine 16.8-18% SL; lateral margin of the pectoral spine rough; snout in lateral view somewhat rounded; and dorsal view slightly trilobed. Remarks: Eutropiichthys britzi is still listed in Fishbase as being in the Schilbeidae family but it is updated in The Catalog of Fishes as in the family Ailiidae.

Common Name:







Asia: Irrawaddy and Sittang River systems, Myanmar.


23cm. (9¼ins)


23-26°C (73-79°F)


6.5 -7.2.


Ferraris, C.J. and R.P. Vari, 2007. Revision of the Catfishes of the genus Eutropiichthys, with the description of two new species (Siluriformes: Schilbidae). Copeia 2007(4):866-885
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2019.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 02/2019 )


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