Cat-eLog Right Arrow Siluridae Right Arrow Kryptopterus

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Scientific NameKryptopterus minor  Roberts, 1989
Common NameGlasmaller (Denmark)
Type LocalityMainstream of Sungai Pinoh at Nanga Saian, 45 kilometers south of Nangapinoh, Borneo, Indonesia.
PronunciationCry top ter russ.
EtymologyKryptopterus: From the Greek kryptos, meaning hidden and pteryx, meaning fin; in reference to the reduced or absent dorsal fin of this group of fishes. 
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Size 68mm or 2.7" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
General RemarksKryptopterus minor is not the glass catfish commonly found in the trade. The species we see in the trade is Kryptopterus vitreolus. Unless you collected the fish yourself in Borneo, you almost certainly have that species.
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DistributionKapuas River basin, western Borneo.
IUCN Red List StatusNear Threatened
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ReferencesMemoirs of the California Academy of Sciences No. 14, pp149, Fig. 115.
Registered Keepers(1) glasscats (k: 3).

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Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2013 Mar 20 09:47 (species record created: 2013 Jan 21 21:38)