|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pterocryptis buccata NG & Kottelat, 1998|
|Type Locality||Mae Khlong basin, ca. 14°15'N, 99°04'E, Amphoe Sai Yok, Kanchanaburi Prov., 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.|
|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.|
|Distribution||Asia: presently known only from Amphoe Sai Yok in the Meklong basin in Kanchanaburi Province, western Thailand.
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ichthyological Research v. 45 (no. 4), pp394 Figs. 1, 2a, 3a-b|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 20 11:01 (species record created: 2005 Jun 08 00:00)|