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  • Pterocryptis taytayensis
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Scientific Name Pterocryptis taytayensis  (Herre, 1924)
Common Name
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.
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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.
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Distribution Asia: Taytay, Palawan, Philippines.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)