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  • Akysis scorteus
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Scientific Name Akysis scorteus  Page, Hadiaty & López, 2007
Common Name
Type Locality Way Seputih, 5°04.310'S, 104°53.048'E, Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Pronunciation ack EYE siss
Etymology From the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder. 
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Size 32mm 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: known only from Way Seputih in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters, Way Seputih (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 2018.
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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Copeia 2007 (no. 2), pp 296, Figs. 2, 3 (right column).
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Last Update 2019 Oct 09 09:31 (species record created: 2008 Jul 21 09:30)