|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pterocryptis taytayensis (Herre, 1924)|
|Type Locality||Small fresh-water creek, near Taytay, Palawan, Philippines|
|Pronunciation||Terr oh krip tiss|
|Etymology||The generic name comes from the Greek pteron, meaning fin, and kryptos, meaning hidden; in reference to the small dorsal fin. Named after Taytay, which is near the type locality.|
|Size||100mm or 3.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Catfishes of the genus Pterocryptis Peters, 1861, are medium sized members of the Siluridae usually found in fast flowing mountain streams throughout India, southern China and Southeast Asia. Pterocryptis had been considered a junior synonym of Silurus Linnaeus, 1758, until its rediagnosis by Bornbusch (1991). There are 16 nominal species of Pterocryptis (Ng & Freyhof, 2001). They can be distinguished from other siluroids by having a small dorsal fin,upper jaw longer than lower jaw and a confluent anal and caudal fin with a distnct notch between them.|
|Distribution||Asia: Taytay, Palawan, Philippines.
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|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Philippine Journal of Science v. 24 (no. 6), pp 703.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 08 11:28 (species record created: 2005 Dec 19 00:00)|