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Scientific Name Amblyceps arunachalense  Nath & Dey, 1989
Common Name
Type Locality Dikrong River, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Pronunciation AHM bli seps - aroo naa cha len sis
Etymology From the Greek amblys, meaning blunt and kephale, meaning head; in reference to the blunt snout. This species is named after its type locality.
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Identification The catfish genus Amblyceps is characteristic in having the epiphyseal commissure of the supraorbital sensory canals immediately anterior to, and not passing through the epiphyseal bar; the anterior cranial fontanelle narrowing abruptly along its posterior end offering epiphyseal commisure bony support from frontal; the fifth ceratobranchial expanding medially at its posterior tip; pinnatelike rays along anterior margin of the procurrent and medial caudal-fin rays; a transverse crest along entire posterior margin of roof of supraoccipital and pterotic; the lateroposterior process of horizontal lamina of urohyal short or vestigial,shorter than the horizontal lamina; the upper hypurals fused with compound centrum; the anterior nostril situated immediately anterior to the base of the nasal barbel; and both lips with double folds. It is also characteristic in having a prominent cup-like skin flap above the base of the pectoral spine.
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Distribution Dikrong and Subansiri rivers in Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Subansiri, Dikrong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Subansiri (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding Readily eats all manner of live and prepared foods.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal Assam Scientific Society v. 32 (no. 1), pp 3, Fig. 3.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 26 07:27 (species record created: 2012 May 24 23:03)