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Scientific Name Pterocryptis berdmorei  (Blyth, 1860)
Common Name
Type Locality Tenasserim provinces, Myanmar.
Synonym(s) Silurichthys berdmorei, Silurus berdmorei, Silurus berdmorei berdmorei
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. 
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Article - CotM 2012 July
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Size 150mm or 5.9" 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: Myanmar.
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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Journal and Proceedings of the Asiatic Society of Bengal v. 29 (no. 2)
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Last Update 2008 Jun 19 08:38 (species record created: 2008 May 03 03:50)