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Akysis portellus Ng, 2009

Image contributors to this species:

Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (2) Steven Grant (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus  

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-5; Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Akysis portellus is most similar to A. longifilis, which occurs sympatrically in the Sittang River drainage. It is distinguished from A. longifilis in having a shorter adipose-fin base, smaller mouth and a more rounded head shape when viewed dorsally.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Akysidaemblycipitidae

Distribution:

Asia: Myanmar. Known from the type locality in the Sittang River drainage, southern Myanmar. Type locality: Shwe Kyin stream, a minor tributary of the Sittaung (aka Sittang) River system in Bago (formerly Pegu) Region, southern Myanmar.

Size:

3.5cm (1½ins)

Temp:

18-22°C (63-71°F)

p.H.

6.5-7.5.

Reference:

Ng, H.H., 2009. Akysis portellus sp. Nov., a new species of catfish (Teleostei: Akysidae) from the Sittang River drainage, Myanmar. Journal of Threatened Taxa 1(1):2-8
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2017.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, ( 06/2017 )




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