Freshwater Fishes of
China in Coloured Illustrations (1)
Zhou Hang (5)
Distributed in southeastern China. Records from the
Min Jiang and Zhu Jiang (Pearl River) drainages southwards
to the streams draining the territory of Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region, China. In Hong Kong,
the species occurs in the New Territories (adjoining
the coast of southeastern China) and Lantau Island.
Prefers boulder-strewn, fast-flowing streams. A nocturnal
species which hides among rocks and submerged plant
roots during the day. Remarks:
With a relatively wide distribution in Guangxi, Guangdong
and Hong Kong in southern China, the species is considered
Least Concern at present (IUCN 2011).
Asia:Rivers draining southeastern China, from
Minjiang and Pearl Rivers to vicinity of Hong Kong.
Type locality: Hong Kong market.
Heok Hee Ng &
Bosco P.-L. Chan;
Revalidation and redescription of Pterocryptis anomala
(Herre, 1933), a catfish (Teleostei: Siluridae)
from southern China. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2009. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, version (10/2011). Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa