|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Amblyceps laticeps (McClelland, 1842)|
|Type Locality||Kasyah Mts. [Khasi Hills], India.|
|Pronunciation||AHM bli seps - la tee seps|
|Etymology||From the Greek amblys, meaning blunt and kephale, meaning head; in reference to the blunt snout.|
|Size||42mm or 1.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The catfish genus Amblyceps is characteristic in having the epiphyseal commissure of the supraorbital sensory canals immediately anterior to, and not passing through the epiphyseal bar; the anterior cranial fontanelle narrowing abruptly along its posterior end offering epiphyseal commisure bony support from frontal; the fifth ceratobranchial expanding medially at its posterior tip; pinnatelike rays along anterior margin of the procurrent and medial caudal-fin rays; a transverse crest along entire posterior margin of roof of supraoccipital and pterotic; the lateroposterior process of horizontal lamina of urohyal short or vestigial,shorter than the horizontal lamina; the upper hypurals fused with compound centrum; the anterior nostril situated immediately anterior to the base of the nasal barbel; and both lips with double folds. It is also characteristic in having a prominent cup-like skin flap above the base of the pectoral spine.|
|Distribution||Asia: Bangladesh and India.
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.|
|Feeding||Readily eats all manner of live and prepared foods.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Calcutta Journal of Natural History v. 2 (no. 8), pp 588, Pl. 21 (fig. 2).|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 06 07:39 (species record created: 2004 Nov 26 00:00)|