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Scientific Name Pterocryptis gangelica  Peters, 1861
Common Name
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. 
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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 the lower jaw and a confluent anal and caudal fin with a distinct notch between them.
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Distribution Asia: Ganges River. Occurs in India and Bangladesh.
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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2010.
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
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Reference Monatsberichte der Königlichen Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1861, pp 712.
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Last Update 2020 Oct 22 03:44 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 21:24)