Description:Dorsal spines (total):
1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4 - 5; Anal soft rays:
8 - 10; Vertebrae: 35 - 37. Long nasal barbels 6.5-15.6%HL.
Lateral margins of head, steeply sloping; convex snout
when viewed dorsally. Adipose fin with angular posterior
margin. Pectoral spine with serrations on the posterior
edge. Colouration: Generally
dark brown with many irregular light brown patches.
Habitat: Inhabits clear, swiftly
flowing forested streams with pH of 7 and sandy or
rocky bottoms. Hides under submerged logs or rocks
with some leaf litter in the swifter parts of the
stream. Remarks: A predatory fish,
ambushing balitorid loaches of Nemacheilus
and sisorid catfish of the genus Glyptothorax.
Solo, Ciliwung, Citarum River basins, Java; Barito,
Kapuas, Mahakam and Rajang River basins, Borneo; Bernam,
Terengganu, Mae Nam Sungai Kolok and Pattani River
basins, peninsular Malaysia and Thailand; Musi and
Tulangbawan River basins, Sumatra. Type locality:
Ng, H.H. and P.K.L.
Ng 2001 A revision
of the akysid catfish genus Acrochordonichthys Bleeker.
J. Fish Biol. 58:386-418.