|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 the lower jaw and a confluent anal and caudal fin with a distinct notch between them.|
|Distribution||Asia: Ganges River. Occurs in India and Bangladesh.
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Bangladesh Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2010.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|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||2020 Oct 22 03:44 (species record created: 2011 Jan 30 21:24)|