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Amblyceps serratum Ng & Kottelat, 2000

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Fishes of Mainland Southeast Asia (2)

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Relevant Information:

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11; Vertebrae: 34 - 36. Presence of 4-5 serrations along posterior edge of pectoral spine; iii-iv,7-8 anal-fin rays (total 10-11), and a more deeply forked caudal fin with regularly tapering lobes. Differs further from other Indochinese congeners in possessing fewer vertebrae (34-36 vs. 38-41); a deeper body (depth at anus 15.2-16.9% SL vs. 9.8-15.1) and equal upper and lower jaws (vs. longer and weakly-projecting lower jaw). Remarks: Collected from a side arm of the main river in Xe Bangfai, among a gravel bed in the floodplain, in shallow water (less than 30 cm) and in Xe Pon, among stones and boulders in rapids.

Common Name:







Asia: Mekong River drainage of central and southern Laos and Cambodia. Type locality: Cambodia: Stung Treng province: shallow channel across S end of Kaoh Han, 14 km NE of Stung Treng (13º37'N, 106º03'E).


4.5cm (1¾ins)


18-22°C (63-71°F)




Ng, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 2000. A review of the genus Amblyceps (Osteichthyes: Amblycipitidae) in Indochina, with descriptions of five new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 11(4):335-348.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2009.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (12/2017).
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.



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