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  • Akysis vespertinus
  • Akysis vespertinus
  • Akysis vespertinus
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Scientific Name Akysis vespertinus  Ng, 2008
Common Name Stream Catfish
Type Locality Headwaters of Ann Chaung drainage, ca. 19 kilometers east by south of Ann, 19°43'N, 94°11'E, Rakhine state, Myanmar.
Pronunciation ack EYE siss
Etymology From the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder. 
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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: Ann Chaung drainage in Myanmar.
Myanmar Waters, Ann Chuang (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 19 (no. 3), pp 256, Fig. 1, 4a, 5a.
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Last Update 2014 Jun 29 09:13 (species record created: 2008 Nov 22 07:30)