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Jump to next section Summary of Kryptoglanis
Etymology Is a reference to the cryptic habitat of the type species, the Latin crypta, a vault or tunnel and glanis, a catfish.
Identification Can be distinguished from all other genera of Siluriformes by the following combination of characters: viz. dorsal fin absent; anal fin with long base, completely confluent with caudal fin; total number of fin rays in the anal and caudal fins 70-74; eyes subcutaneous; mouth upwardly directed with distinctly projecting lower jaw; pectoral fin fan-like, lacking any spines; and four pairs of barbels, one pair being nasal barbels.
Size Smallest 59mm, largest 59mm, average 59mm, most commonly 59mm. All SL.
Species There are 1 "species" in the database
Keepers 1 species (100%) are being kept by registered keepers
New spp. / time
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Jump to next section Most Kept Species
1. Kryptoglanis shajii (100%)
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