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Scientific Name Pterocryptis buccata  NG & Kottelat, 1998
Common Name
Type Locality Mae Khlong basin, about 14°15'N, 99°04'E, Amphoe Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand.
Pronunciation 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. 
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Size 147mm or 5.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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.
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Distribution Asia: presently known only from Amphoe Sai Yok in the Meklong basin in Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand.
Thailand Waters, Meklong (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Research v. 45 (no. 4), pp394 Figs. 1, 2a, 3a-b
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Last Update 2019 Oct 07 12:50 (species record created: 2005 Jun 08 00:00)