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  • Akysis scorteus
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Scientific NameAkysis scorteus  Page, Hadiaty & López, 2007
Common Name
Type LocalityWay Seputih, 5°04.310'S, 104°53.048'E, Lampung, Sumatra, Indonesia.
Pronunciationack EYE siss
EtymologyFrom 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.
IdentificationFishes 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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DistributionAsia: 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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BreedingUnreported.
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ReferencesCopeia, 2007:296
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2008 Aug 10 03:03 (species record created: 2008 Jul 21 09:30)