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Scientific Name Akysis longifilis  Ng, 2006
Common Name Stream Catfish
Type Locality Bago division Pyu township, Pyu stream, tributary of Sittang River, about 229 kilometers from Yangon, 18°29'N, 96°26'E, Myanmar.
Pronunciation ack EYE siss
Etymology From the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder. From the Latin longus, meaning long, and filum, meaning thread, in reference to the

long barbels of this species.
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Size 53mm or 2.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Fishes of the genus Akysis are small species (typically not larger than 50mm SL) with tuberculate skin and a cryptic color pattern generally consisting of yellow patches or bands on a brown body. They have a distribution ranging from the Irrawaddy River drainage to the west, the Citarum River drainage to the east and south and the Lancanjiang (upper Mekong) drainage to the north.
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Distribution Asia: Known from the type locality in the Sittang River drainage, southern Myanmar.
Myanmar Waters, Sittang (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding Voracious appetite. Specially frozen foods. Flakes are reluctantly taken. User data.
Furniture Rocks or driftwood to partially deflect the current and for the fish to hide in. Some vegetation or leaf litter also ideal. These fish like to bury themselves into sand, so see to it that any rocks are placed on the bottom of the tank and cannot be undermined.
Compatibility Ideal tankmates include balitorine loaches such as Homaloptera, fast-swimming cyprinids such as Danio or Barilius, and smaller mastacembelids.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa No. 1150, pp 20, Fig. 1.
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Last Update 2020 Nov 08 04:56 (species record created: 2005 Aug 07 00:00)