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  • Akysis maculipinnis
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Scientific Name Akysis maculipinnis  Fowler, 1934
Common Name Dwarf Bee Cat
Type Locality Chantaboon, se. Thailand.
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 macula, meaning spot and pinna, meaning fin; in reference to the spotted fins of this species.
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Size 31mm or 1.2" 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: Mekong and Chao Phrya (Thailand) basins as well as basins around the upper Gulf of Thailand.
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)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
pH 6.0 - 7.2
Temperature 17.0-23.0°C or 62.6-73.4°F (Show species within this range)
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Feeding Will feed readily on live/frozen food.
Furniture Rocks or driftwood to partially deflect the current and for the fish to hide in. Some vegetation or leaf litter also ideal.
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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References Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila. v. 86 97 Fig. 46
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Last Update 2006 Nov 27 01:03 (species record created: 2005 Oct 05 00:00)