| 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 lower jaw and a confluent anal and caudal fin with a distnct notch between them.
||Smallest 147mm, largest 300mm, average 192mm, most commonly 150mm. All SL.
||There are 9 "species" in the database
||4 species (44%) are being kept by registered keepers
|New spp. / time
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| Most Kept Species|
|| Pterocryptis gangelica (25%)
|| Pterocryptis wynaadensis (25%)
|| Pterocryptis berdmorei (25%)
|| Pterocryptis anomala (25%)
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