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Cat-eLog Right Arrow Siluridae Right Arrow Kryptopterus

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Scientific Name Kryptopterus bicirrhis  (Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Name(s)
Type Locality Java, Indonesia.
Synonym(s) Silurus bicirrhis
Pronunciation Cry top ter russ.
Etymology Kryptopterus: 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 (5.9") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The 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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Distribution Asia: 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 Status Least Concern
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Breeding Unreported.
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References Hist. Nat. Poiss. v. 14 367 Pl. 411
Registered Keepers (1) mikka, (2) Shovelnose, (3) Tropicalfish12, (4) mikemaes (k: 9).

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Breeding Reports None.
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Last Update 2014 Oct 15 03:44 (species record created: 2005 Sep 24 00:00)


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