Cat-eLog Right Arrow Siluridae Right Arrow Pterocryptis

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Scientific Name Pterocryptis furnessi  (Fowler, 1905)
Common Name
Type Locality Baram R., Sarawak state, Borneo, East Malaysia.
Synonym(s) Apodoglanis furnessi, Silurus furnessi
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. 
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Size 150mm or 5.9" 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 lower jaw and a confluent anal and caudal fin with a distnct notch between them.
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Distribution Asia: Borneo.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Proc. Acad. Nat. Sci. Phila. v. 57 463 Fig. 2
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Last Update 2007 Jan 16 06:11 (species record created: 2006 Dec 27 09:15)