|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Kryptopterus bicirrhis (Valenciennes, 1840)|
|Type Locality||Java, Indonesia.|
|Pronunciation||Kreep 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.|
|Size||150mm (5.9") SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The commonly available Glass Catfish, K. minor is often labelled as this larger and rarely (if ever) imported species. Kryptopterus bicirrhis is a larger adult fish.|
|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) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|References||Hist. Nat. Poiss. v. 14 367 Pl. 411|
|Registered Keepers||(1) mikka, (2) Shovelnose, (3) Tropicalfish12, (4) mikemaes (k: 6).
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|Last Update||2008 Apr 06 11:25 (species record created: 2005 Sep 24 00:00)|