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Scientific Name Kryptopterus mononema  (Bleeker, 1846)
Common Name
Type Locality Surakarta, Solo River, 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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IUCN Red List Category Critically Endangered, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Verhandelingen van het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen. v. 21 (art. 7), pp 8.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 21 09:28 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 11:31)