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Scientific Name Creteuchiloglanis macropterus  (Ng, 2004)
Common Name
Type Locality About 5 kilometers to Liuku on Yongping-Liuku road, 25°50'18.6''N, 98°53'46.8''E, Laowo River, a tributary of the Salween River (Nujiang), Salween River drainage, Yunnan Province, China.
Synonym(s) Euchiloglanis kamengensis, Pareuchiloglanis kamengensis, Pareuchiloglanis macropterus
Etymology Formed from the Latin prefix cret-, meaning to separate/distinguish, in combination with the generic name Euchiloglanis, alluding to features shared with, as well as distinguishing from, Euchiloglanis and Pareuchiloglanis. Gender masculine. From Greek Makros meaning large, and pteron meaning fin, in reference to the long adipose fin on this species.
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Size 176mm or 6.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Creteuchiloglanis is distributed in the upper Mekong River (Lancang-Jiang) basin west to the Brahmaputra River basin and is distinguished from Pareuchiloglanis by a unique combination of characteristics involving the form of the connection of the lower lip to the maxillary barbel, premaxillary tooth patches, and the morphology of the dilator, operculi, sternohyoideus, and adductor pelvicalis superficialis muscles.

Differs from its congeners by the following unique combination of characters: prepelvic length 37.0-42.2% SL; length of adipose-fin base 31.8-37.0% SL (dorsal-fin base 3.3-3.5 times in adipose-fin base); caudal peduncle length 17.6-20.0% SL; caudal peduncle depth 6.8-7.4% SL (2.4-3.0 times in caudal peduncle length); body depth at anus 9.5-12.6% SL; snout length 50.3-56.5% HL; interorbital distance 24.6-30.2% HL; vertebrae 41-42; pectoral fin reaching to pelvic-fin origin; ventral limit of gill opening to level of third or fourth pectoral-fin element; posterior base of adipose fin notched and separate from caudal fin; and presence of pale patches on body.
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Distribution Known from Salween River (Nuijang) and Irrawaddy River drainages in southern China.
Salween (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Myanmar Waters, Irrawaddy (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Zootaxa No. 4283 Fig. 1
A New Genus of Glyptosternine Catfish (Siluriformes: Sisoridae) with Descriptions of Two New Species from Yunnan, China Wei Zhou, Xu Li, and Alfred W. Thomson.
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Last Update 2013 Jan 12 13:21 (species record created: 2004 Nov 20 00:00)