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Jump to next section Summary of Akysis
Pronouncedack EYE siss
EtymologyFrom the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder.
IdentificationFishes 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.
SizeSmallest 24mm, largest 62mm, average 38mm, most commonly 40mm. All SL.
SpeciesThere are 20 "species" in the database
Keepers10 species (50%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Akysis vespa (27.59%)
2. Akysis prashadi (25.86%)
3. Akysis longifilis (18.97%)
4. Akysis maculipinnis (13.79%)
5. Akysis hendricksoni (5.17%)
6. Akysis ephippifer (1.72%)
7. Akysis vespertinus (1.72%)
8. Akysis fontaneus (1.72%)
9. Akysis portellus (1.72%)
10. Akysis pulvinatus (1.72%)

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Jump to next section Distribution of selected Akysis species