|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Akysis portellus Ng, 2009|
|Common Name(s)||Stream Catfish|
|Type Locality||Shwe Kyinm 17°55'N, 96°53'E, Than Kyaw Toe, Bago division, Myanmar.|
|Pronunciation||ack EYE siss|
|Etymology||From the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder. From the Latin portella, the diminutive form of porta, meaning door. It alludes to the relatively small mouth of this species.|
|Size||34mm (1.3") 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.|
|Distribution||Asia: Myanmar. Known from the type locality in the Sittang River drainage, southern Myanmar.
Myanmar Waters, Sittang (click on these areas to find other species found there) (Click the map-icon to show/hide map of species distribution)
|Registered Keepers||(1) Junttis (k: 2).
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|Last Update||2010 Jan 24 05:41 (species record created: 2007 Oct 28 06:42)|
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