|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||
|Most Kept Species|
|1.||Breitensteinia insignis (100%)|
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