Cat-eLog Right Arrow Akysidae Right Arrow Parakysinae Right Arrow The genus Breitensteinia

Jump to next section Summary of Breitensteinia
Pronounced Brai tern stai neeya
Etymology Breitensteinia: Named after H Breitenstein, who first collected the fish.
Identification Breitensteinia is a genus of akysid catfish lacking an adipose fin but having a long low adipose ridge, a very long and slender caudal peduncle, with gill openings not extending above the base of the pectoral spine, 11–12 principal caudal-fin rays and 42–45 vertebrae.Like other akysids and unusually among catfish, they have a low principal caudal fin ray count and more rays in the upper caudal fin lobe than the lower. They have an elongate body, reflected by their high number of vertebrae which is eight to twelve more than in other akysid species.
Size Smallest 122mm, largest 220mm, average 177mm, most commonly 190mm. All SL.
Species There are 3 "species" in the database
Keepers 1 species (33%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
1750 1770 1790 1810 1830 1850 1870 1890 1910 1930 1950 1970 1990 2010 
Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Breitensteinia insignis (100%)

Jump to distribution.

Jump to next section Distribution of selected Breitensteinia species


Log in to view species occurence data on a map.