Cat-eLog Right Arrow Siluridae Right Arrow The genus Kryptopterus

Jump to next section Summary of Kryptopterus
Pronounced 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.
Size Smallest 68mm, largest 270mm, average 164mm, most commonly 80mm. All SL.
Species There are 10 "species" in the database
Keepers 6 species (60%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Kryptopterus vitreolus (84.55%)
2. Kryptopterus macrocephalus (6.5%)
3. Kryptopterus cryptopterus (4.07%)
4. Kryptopterus bicirrhis (3.25%)
5. Kryptopterus minor (0.81%)
6. Kryptopterus dissitus (0.81%)

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