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Scientific Name Akysis portellus  Ng, 2009
Common Name Stream Catfish
Type Locality Shwe Kyinm 17°55'N, 96°53'E, Than Kyaw Toe, Bago division, Myanmar.
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 portella, the diminutive form of porta, meaning door. It alludes to the relatively small mouth of this species.
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Size 34mm or 1.3" 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: Myanmar. Known from the type locality in the Sittang River drainage, southern Myanmar.
Myanmar Waters, Sittang (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2011.
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Breeding Unknown.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of Threatened Taxa v. 1 (no. 1), pp 3, Figs. 1-5.
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Last Update 2019 Aug 23 05:53 (species record created: 2007 Oct 28 06:42)