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  • Amblyceps caecutiens
  • Amblyceps caecutiens
  • Amblyceps caecutiens
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Scientific Name Amblyceps caecutiens  Blyth, 1858
Common Name
Type Locality Amphoe Khum Yuam, Tambon Muang Bon, Huai Nong Heng, Mae La Ka, 18°37'N, 97°55'E, Mae Son Province, Thailand.
Synonym(s) Amblyceps mucronatum
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. 
Jump to next section Species Information
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.
General Remarks See also 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.
Jump to next section Habitat Information
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 Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2009.
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Feeding Readily eats all manner of live and prepared foods.
Furniture Inhabits streams with moderate to swift current, among stones and gravel.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal v. 27 (no. 3), pp 282.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 07 14:47 (species record created: 2006 Jul 23 06:24)