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Down arrow Summary of Akysis
Pronounced ack EYE siss
Etymology From the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder.
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.
Size Smallest 22mm, largest 60mm, average 36mm, most commonly 29mm. All SL.
Species There are 24 "species" in the database
Keepers 10 species (41%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Down arrow Most Kept Species
1. Akysis vespa (26.15%)
2. Akysis prashadi (26.15%)
3. Akysis longifilis (18.46%)
4. Akysis maculipinnis (12.31%)
5. Akysis portellus (4.62%)
6. Akysis hendricksoni (4.62%)
7. Akysis ephippifer (3.08%)
8. Akysis vespertinus (1.54%)
9. Akysis fontaneus (1.54%)
10. Akysis pulvinatus (1.54%)
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Down arrow Distribution of selected Akysis species

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