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Scientific Name Kryptopterus bicirrhis  (Valenciennes, 1840)
Common Name Indisk Glasmalle (Denmark)
Type Locality Java, Indonesia.
Synonym(s) Silurus bicirrhis
Pronunciation Cry top ter russ.
Etymology Kryptopterus: From the Greek kryptos, meaning hidden and pteryx, meaning fin; in reference to the reduced or absent dorsal fin of this group of fishes. 
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification The commonly available Glass Catfish, K. vitreolus is often labelled as this larger and rarely (if ever) imported species. Kryptopterus bicirrhis is a larger adult fish.
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Distribution Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins; Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.
Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Thailand Waters, Chao Praya (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Histoire naturelle des poissons v. 14, pp 367, Pl. 411.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 08 08:07 (species record created: 2005 Sep 24 00:00)