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|Scientific Name||Breitensteinia hypselurus Ng & Seibert, 1998|
|Type Locality||Borneo: Sanggau|
|Pronunciation||Brai tern stai neeya|
|Etymology||Breitensteinia: Named after H Breitenstein, who first collected the fish.|
|Size||122mm or 4.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Breitensteinia is a genus of akysid catfish lacking an adipose fin but having a long low adipose ridge, a very long and slender caudal peduncle, with gill openings not extending above the base of the pectoral spine, 11–12 principal caudal-fin rays and 42–45 vertebrae.Like other akysids and unusually among catfish, they have a low principal caudal fin ray count and more rays in the upper caudal fin lobe than the lower. They have an elongate body, reflected by their high number of vertebrae which is eight to twelve more than in other akysid species.|
|Distribution||Kapuas River basin, western Borneo.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Western Borneo Waters, Kapuas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Journal of Fish Biology v. 53 (no. 3), pp 650, Figs. 3, 4a, 5a.|
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|Last Update||2014 Aug 11 16:08 (species record created: 2011 Sep 22 11:19)|