Cat-eLog Right Families Right Amblycipitidae

Artistic impression of typical member of the Amblycipitidae
Down Family Overview
Pronounced Am Blee Sip It Id Day
Family Common Name Loach Catfishes
Etymology Named after the Amblyceps genus, which refers to its blunt head
Features Long cigar or loach like body with four barbels array in a similar fashion to the loaches. Thick and long nasal barbels reminiscent of North American Catfishes. A very rare import.
Distribution Southern Asian, China & Japan
Common Names Loach Catfish, Asian Bullhead
Size Smallest 42mm, largest 165mm, average 92mm, most commonly 85mm. All SL.
Species There are 46 "species" in 4 genera in the database
Keepers 8 species (17%) are being kept by registered keepers
Down Top Five Genera (by keepers)
1. Amblyceps 19 species (16 keepers)
2. Liobagrus 21 species (4 keepers)
3. Nahangbagrus 1 species (0 keepers)
4. Xiurenbagrus 5 species (0 keepers)
Down Distribution of Amblycipitidae

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Down Most Kept Species
1. Amblyceps mangois (50%)
2. Liobagrus mediadiposalis (10%)
3. Amblyceps laticeps (10%)
4. Amblyceps foratum (10%)
5. Liobagrus marginatus (5%)
6. Liobagrus formosanus (5%)
7. Amblyceps cerinum (5%)
8. Amblyceps apangi (5%)
Down Alphabetic Species List
(Chronological | Most Kept | Most Bred)
1. Amblyceps accari (i:0, k:0, b:0)
2. Amblyceps apangi (i:1, k:1, b:0)
3. Amblyceps arunachalense (i:3, k:0, b:0)
4. Amblyceps caecutiens (i:3, k:0, b:0)
5. Amblyceps carinatum (i:0, k:0, b:0)
6. Amblyceps cerinum (i:8, k:1, b:0)
7. Amblyceps foratum (i:10, k:2, b:0)
8. Amblyceps hmolaii (i:2, k:0, b:0)
9. Amblyceps improcerum (i:1, k:0, b:0)
10. Amblyceps kurzii (i:1, k:0, b:0)
11. Amblyceps laticeps (i:6, k:2, b:0)
12. Amblyceps mangois (i:13, k:10, b:0)
13. Amblyceps murraystuarti (i:4, k:0, b:0)
14. Amblyceps protentum (i:3, k:0, b:0)
15. Amblyceps serratum (i:2, k:0, b:0)
16. Amblyceps tenuispinis (i:2, k:0, b:0)
17. Amblyceps variegatum (i:1, k:0, b:0)
18. Amblyceps waikhomi (i:1, k:0, b:0)
19. Amblyceps yunnanense (i:0, k:0, b:0)
20. Liobagrus aequilabris (i:0, k:0, b:0)
21. Liobagrus andersoni (i:3, k:0, b:0)
22. Liobagrus anguillicauda (i:3, k:0, b:0)
23. Liobagrus brevispina (i:0, k:0, b:0)
24. Liobagrus chengduensis (i:1, k:0, b:0)
25. Liobagrus chenghaiensis (i:0, k:0, b:0)
26. Liobagrus formosanus (i:1, k:1, b:0)
27. Liobagrus geumgangensis (i:0, k:0, b:0)
28. Liobagrus huaiheensis (i:0, k:0, b:0)
29. Liobagrus hyeongsanensis (i:0, k:0, b:0)
30. Liobagrus kingi (i:1, k:0, b:0)
31. Liobagrus marginatoides (i:2, k:0, b:0)
32. Liobagrus marginatus (i:8, k:1, b:0)
33. Liobagrus mediadiposalis (i:2, k:2, b:0)
34. Liobagrus nantoensis (i:0, k:0, b:0)
35. Liobagrus nigricauda (i:0, k:0, b:0)
36. Liobagrus obesus (i:1, k:0, b:0)
37. Liobagrus pseudostyani (i:0, k:0, b:0)
38. Liobagrus reinii (i:2, k:0, b:0)
39. Liobagrus somjinensis (i:2, k:0, b:0)
40. Liobagrus styani (i:0, k:0, b:0)
41. Nahangbagrus songamensis (i:0, k:0, b:0)
42. Xiurenbagrus dorsalis (i:1, k:0, b:0)
43. Xiurenbagrus gigas (i:3, k:0, b:0)
44. Xiurenbagrus sp. (1) (i:1, k:0, b:0)
45. Xiurenbagrus sp. (2) (i:1, k:0, b:0)
46. Xiurenbagrus xiurenensis (i:1, k:0, b:0)