Cat-eLog Right Arrow Siluridae Right Arrow Kryptopterus

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Scientific Name Kryptopterus mononema  (Bleeker, 1847)
Common Name
Type Locality Surakarta, Java, Indonesia.
Synonym(s) Silurus mononema
Pronunciation Cry top ter russ.
Etymology Kryptopterus: From the Greek kryptos, meaning hidden and pteryx, meaning fin; in reference to the reduced or absent dorsal fin of this group of fishes. 
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Size 270mm or 10.6" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Sumatra and Java, Indonesia.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Java Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 21, pp8.
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Last Update 2013 Feb 20 10:59 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 11:31)