Cat-eLog Right Families Right Akysidae

Artistic impression of typical member of the Akysidae
 
Down Family Overview
Pronounced ack eye si day
Family Common Name Asian Stream Catfish
Etymology From the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder.
Features Small size, cryptic colouration and completely covered body with unculiferous plaques or tubercles. The dorsal fin has a strong spine and a short base. They have four pairs of barbels. Unusually among catfishes, they have a low principal caudal fin ray count and more rays in the upper caudal fin lobe than the lower.
Distribution Asia
Common Names Asian Banjo Catfish, Stream Catfish
Size Smallest 20mm, largest 220mm, average 51mm, most commonly 50mm. All SL.
Subfamilies There are 2 subfamilies in the database
Species There are 54 "species" in 5 genera in the database
Keepers 51 species (94%) are being kept by registered keepers
Breeders 1 "species" (1.9%) are being bred.
Down Subfamilies in Akysidae (by species)
2.Akysinae40 species(74%)
2.Parakysinae14 species(26%)
Down Top Five Genera (by keepers)
1.Akysis25 species(97 keepers)
2.Pseudobagarius15 species(14 keepers)
3.Acrochordonichthys5 species(13 keepers)
4.Parakysis6 species(8 keepers)
5.Breitensteinia3 species(5 keepers)
Down Distribution of Akysidae
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Down Most Kept Species
1.(16.06%)
2.(14.6%)
3.(9.49%)
4.(6.57%)
5.(5.11%)
6.(4.38%)
7.(2.92%)
8.(2.19%)
9.(2.19%)
10.(2.19%)
11.(1.46%)
12.(1.46%)
13.(1.46%)
14.(1.46%)
15.(1.46%)
16.(1.46%)
17.(0.73%)
18.(0.73%)
19.Pseudobagarius pseudobagarius(0.73%)
20.Pseudobagarius nitidus(0.73%)
21.(0.73%)
22.(0.73%)
23.(0.73%)
24.(0.73%)
25.(0.73%)
Down Alphabetic Species List
(Chronological | Most Kept | Most Bred)
1.(i:1, k:3, b:0)
2.(i:3, k:1, b:0)
3.(i:2, k:1, b:0)
4.(i:10, k:7, b:0)
5.(i:2, k:1, b:0)
6.(i:3, k:1, b:0)
7.(i:1, k:1, b:0)
8.(i:1, k:1, b:0)
9.(i:3, k:1, b:0)
10.(i:3, k:3, b:0)
11.(i:3, k:2, b:0)
12.Akysis fuliginatus(i:0, k:1, b:0)
13.(i:1, k:1, b:0)
14.(i:5, k:4, b:0)
15.(i:1, k:1, b:0)
16.(i:9, k:13, b:0)
17.(i:12, k:9, b:0)
18.Akysis manipurensis(i:0, k:1, b:0)
19.(i:3, k:1, b:0)
20.(i:3, k:1, b:0)
21.(i:2, k:1, b:0)
22.(i:5, k:6, b:1)
23.(i:23, k:22, b:0)
24.(i:8, k:1, b:0)
25.(i:2, k:1, b:0)
26.(i:1, k:1, b:0)
27.(i:1, k:2, b:0)
28.(i:2, k:0, b:0)
29.(i:6, k:20, b:0)
30.(i:3, k:2, b:0)
31.(i:2, k:1, b:0)
32.Breitensteinia hypselurus(i:0, k:1, b:0)
33.(i:10, k:3, b:0)
34.(i:2, k:1, b:0)
35.(i:2, k:1, b:0)
36.(i:3, k:1, b:0)
37.(i:5, k:1, b:0)
38.(i:5, k:2, b:0)
39.(i:2, k:2, b:0)
40.(i:1, k:1, b:0)
41.Pseudobagarius baramensis(i:0, k:1, b:0)
42.(i:3, k:1, b:0)
43.Pseudobagarius filifer(i:0, k:0, b:0)
44.(i:1, k:1, b:0)
45.(i:1, k:1, b:0)
46.(i:6, k:1, b:0)
47.(i:1, k:2, b:0)
48.(i:1, k:1, b:0)
49.(i:3, k:1, b:0)
50.Pseudobagarius nitidus(i:0, k:1, b:0)
51.Pseudobagarius pseudobagarius(i:0, k:1, b:0)
52.(i:3, k:1, b:0)
53.Pseudobagarius sinensis(i:0, k:0, b:0)
54.(i:1, k:1, b:0)