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Scientific Name Akysis bilustris  Ng, 2011
Common Name
Type Locality Xe Kong where Houai Tamopat enters it, downstream of Ban Khanmaknao, 14°36'31''N, 106°33'08''E, Attapeu Province, Laos.
Pronunciation ack EYE siss
Etymology From the Greek a, meaning without and kystis, meaning bladder; in reference to the lack of a swimbladder. 
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Size 25mm or 1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Fishes of the genus Akysis are small species (typically not larger than 50mm SL) with tuberculate skin and a cryptic color pattern generally consisting of yellow patches or bands on a brown body. They have a distribution ranging from the Irrawaddy River drainage to the west, the Citarum River drainage to the east and south and the Lancanjiang (upper Mekong) drainage to the north.
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Distribution Xe Kong drainage, Mekong River drainage, southern Laos.
Mekong, Xe Kong (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Zootaxa No. 3066
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Last Update 2015 Dec 06 00:47 (species record created: 2011 Oct 24 06:36)