| Summary of Pterocryptis|
||Terr oh krip tiss
||The generic name comes from the Greek pteron, meaning fin, and kryptos, meaning hidden; in reference to the small dorsal fin.
||Catfishes of the genus Pterocryptis Peters, 1861, are medium-sized members of the Siluridae usually found in fast-flowing mountain streams throughout India, southern China and Southeast Asia. Pterocryptis had been considered a junior synonym of Silurus Linnaeus, 1758, until its rediagnosis by Bornbusch (1991). There are 16 nominal species of Pterocryptis (Ng & Freyhof, 2001). They can be distinguished from other siluroids by having a small dorsal fin, upper jaw longer than the lower jaw and a confluent anal and caudal fin with a distinct notch between them.
||Unreported in the aquarium.
||Smallest 120mm, largest 300mm, average 184mm, most commonly 147mm. All SL.
||There are 10 "species" in the database
||4 species (40%) are being kept by registered keepers
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