|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Pterocryptis gangelica Peters, 1861|
|Type Locality||Ganges River, India|
|Pronunciation||Terr oh krip tiss|
|Etymology||The generic name comes from the Greek pteron, meaning fin, and kryptos, meaning hidden; in reference to the small dorsal fin.|
|Size||180mm or 7.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Catfishes of the genus Pterocryptis Peters, 1861, are medium sized members of the Siluridae usually found in fast flowing mountain streams throughout India, southern China and Southeast Asia. Pterocryptis had been considered a junior synonym of Silurus Linnaeus, 1758, until its rediagnosis by Bornbusch (1991). There are 16 nominal species of Pterocryptis (Ng & Freyhof, 2001). They can be distinguished from other siluroids by having a small dorsal fin,upper jaw longer than lower jaw and a confluent anal and caudal fin with a distnct notch between them.|
|Distribution||India and Bangladesh.
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|IUCN Red List Status||Data Deficient|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1861, pp 712.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 21 10:04 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 21:24)|