|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Akysis brachybarbatus Chen, 1981|
|Type Locality||Nanrui River, Mekong River system, Manglian County, China.|
|Pronunciation||ack EYE siss|
|Etymology||From the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder.|
|Size||50mm or 2" 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.|
|Distribution||Asia: Mekong basin in Yunnan, China.
Mekong, Upper Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Furniture||Likes to live in clear pools with gravel bottom and usually swims in the current under rocks or beneath floating weeds to search for food.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Zoological Research v. 2 (no. 3), pp 210 (English p. 213), Fig. 2.|
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|Last Update||2014 Jun 29 10:26 (species record created: 2010 Feb 02 14:57)|