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Scientific Name Akysis pulvinatus  Ng, 2007
Common Name(s) Stream Catfish
Type Locality Stream draining into Andaman Sea upstream of Kapoe, 9°34'14.0''N, 98°41'40.4''E, Ranong Province, Thailand.
Pronunciation ack EYE siss
Etymology From the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder. 
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Size 30mm or 1.2" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Fishes of the genus Akysis are small species (typically not larger than 50mm SL) with tuberculate skin and a cryptic color pattern generally consisting of yellow patches or bands on a brown body. They have a distribution ranging from the Irrawaddy River drainage to the west, the Citarum River drainage to the east and south and the Lancanjiang (upper Mekong) drainage to the north.
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Distribution Asia: upper Tapi River drainage and hillstreams flowing into the Andaman Sea on the western half of the Isthmus of Kra in Thailand.
Thailand Waters, Tapi (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Breeding Unreported.
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References Zootaxa No. 1608
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Breeding Reports None.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 12 13:15 (species record created: 2004 Feb 22 00:00)