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Akysis maculipinnis Fowler, 1934

Image contributors to this species:

Zhou Hang (1) Johnny Jensen's Photographic Library (1) Choy Heng Wah (4) Adrian Taylor (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = species

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Relevant Information:

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5 - 6; Anal soft rays: 8 - 10; Vertebrae: 31 - 32. Distinguished from all its congeners by the following combination of characters: head length 22.0-28.6% SL; depth of caudal peduncle 8.8-10.7% SL; length of anal-fin base 15.2-19.1% SL; eye diameter 12-16% HL; length of nasal barbel 57-92% HL; 3-4 serrae on the posterior edge of the pectoral spine; and caudal fin emarginate. Inhabits large muddy river channels. Not seen in the markets. Aquarium Care: Good water flow and a sand substrate. Decorate the aquarium with rocks and driftwood. Diet: Frozen foods such as bloodworm, livefoods and tablet foods.

Common Name:







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


3cm (1¼ins)


18-22°C (63-71°F)




Ng, H.H. and M. Kottelat 1998 The catfish genus Akysis Bleeker (Teleostei: Akysidae) in Indochina, with descriptions of six new species. J. Nat. Hist. 32:1057-1097.
Rainboth, W.J. 1996 Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO Species Identification Field Guide for Fishery Purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p.



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