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Akysis heterurus  Ng, 1996

Image contributors to this species:

Allan James (3) 

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus  

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

Imported into the U.K. under the name of  Parakysis verrucosus. Akysid catfishes are known from across a large area of Southeast Asia. Roberts (1989) described them as small to minute fishes with cryptic colouration, tiny eyes, and completely covered with unculiferous plaques or tubercles. In some genera some of the tublercles on the body are enlarged and arranged in distinctive longitudinal rows, the number of which may be diagnostic. Among akysids, fishes of the genus Akysis are very small, cryptically coloured species generally found in fast-flowing streams with a sandy or rocky bottom and, until recently they have been poorly studied, mainly due to the paucity of material in museum collections.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Akysidaemblycipitidae

Distribution:

Asia: Batang Hari River basin, eastern Sumatra. Type locality: Sumatra: Jambi, Sg. Alai at 19.5 km Muara Bungo-Muara Tebo road.

Size:

5-6cm (2-2½ins)

Temp:

18-22°C (63-71°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.5.

Reference:

Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Ng, H.H. and Siebert D.J. A new species of the catfish genus Akysis (Siluriformes: Akysidae) from southern Borneo. Zootaxa 733: 1–8 (2004




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