|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Amblyceps caecutiens Blyth, 1858|
|Type Locality||Amphoe Khum Yuam, Tambon Muang Bon, Huai Nong Heng, Mae La Ka, 18°37'N, 97°55'E, Mae Son Province, Thailand.|
|Pronunciation||AHM bli seps - muk row nah tum|
|Etymology||From the Greek amblys, meaning blunt and kephale, meaning head; in reference to the blunt snout.|
|Size||73mm or 2.9" 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||Bago River basin, Salween River drainage, Thailand and Myanmar.
Salween, Bago (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Feeding||Readily eats all manner of live and prepared foods.|
|Furniture||Inhabits streams with moderate to swift current, among stones and gravel.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Ng, H. H. and M. Kottelat, 2000. A review of the genus Amblyceps (Osteichthyes: Amblycipitidae) in Indochina, with descriptions of five new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 11(4):335-348.|
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|Last Update||2011 Oct 03 10:45 (species record created: 2006 Jul 23 06:24)|