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  • Akysis brachybarbatus
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Scientific Name Akysis brachybarbatus  Chen, 1981
Common Name
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. 
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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.
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Distribution Asia: Mekong basin in Yunnan, China.
Mekong, Upper Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Carnivorous.
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 Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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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)