|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Akysis vespa Ng & Kottelat, 2004|
|Common Names||Orange Banded Stone Catfish
Orange Banded Hillstream Catfish, Wasp Stream Catfish
|Type Locality||Stream "Chon Son" between Kyondaw and Phadaw, about 20 kilometers northwest of Payathouzu (at border with Thailand), 15°25′N, 98°15′E, Kayin State, Myanmar.|
|Pronunciation||ack EYE siss|
|Etymology||From the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder.|
|Size||35mm or 1.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Fishes of the genus Akysis are small species (typically not larger than 50mm SL) with tuberculate skin and a cryptic color pattern generally consisting of yellow patches or bands on a brown body. They have a distribution ranging from the Irrawaddy River drainage to the west, the Citarum River drainage to the east and south and the Lancanjiang (upper Mekong) drainage to the north.|
|Distribution||Asia: Ataran River drainage in Myanmar.
Salween, Ataran (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Feeding||Doesn't appear to be a particularly fussy feeder, accepts prepared foods providing they are small enough to be eaten but this small species.|
|Furniture||Rocks or driftwood to partially deflect the current and for the fish to hide in. Some vegetation or leaf litter also ideal.|
|Compatibility||Ideal tankmates include balitorine loaches such as Homaloptera, fast-swimming cyprinids such as Danio or Barilius, and smaller mastacembelids.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ng, HH & M Kottelat, 2004. Akysis vespa, a new species of catfish (Siluriformes: Akysidae) from the Ataran River drainage (Myanmar). Ichthyological Exploration ofFreshwaters, 15: 193-200.|
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|Last Update||2014 May 26 09:41 (species record created: 2004 Feb 22 00:00)|