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Scientific NameKryptopterus bicirrhis  (Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Name(s)
Type Locality Java, Indonesia.
Synonym(s)Silurus bicirrhis
PronunciationCry top ter russ.
EtymologyKryptopterus: From the Greek kryptos, meaning hidden and pteryx, meaning fin; in reference to the reduced or absent dorsal fin of this group of fishes. 
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationThe commonly available Glass Catfish, K. vitreolus is often labelled as this larger and rarely (if ever) imported species. Kryptopterus bicirrhis is a larger adult fish.
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DistributionAsia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins; Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Thailand Waters, Chao Praya (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusLeast Concern
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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesHist. Nat. Poiss. v. 14 367 Pl. 411
Registered Keepers(1) mikka, (2) Shovelnose, (3) Tropicalfish12, (4) mikemaes (k: 9).

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Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2014 Oct 15 03:44 (species record created: 2005 Sep 24 00:00)