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Jump to next section Summary of Pterocryptis
Pronounced Terr oh krip tiss
Etymology The generic name comes from the Greek pteron, meaning fin, and kryptos, meaning hidden; in reference to the small dorsal fin.
Identification 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.
Size Smallest 100mm, largest 300mm, average 181mm, most commonly 150mm. All SL.
Species There are 10 "species" in the database
Keepers 4 species (40%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Pterocryptis gangelica (25%)
2. Pterocryptis wynaadensis (25%)
3. Pterocryptis berdmorei (25%)
4. Pterocryptis anomala (25%)

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