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  • Akysis varius
  • Akysis varius
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Scientific Name Akysis varius  Ng & Kottelat, 1998
Common Name
Type Locality Xe Bangfai, about 3 kilometers upriver of Pan Pakphanang, Khammouan 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 40mm or 1.6" 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 Asia: Mekong basin.
Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Journal of Natural History v. 32 (no. 7), pp 1093, Figs. 4m, 13k, 17b, 18.
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Last Update 2014 Nov 19 12:45 (species record created: 2014 Nov 17 03:30)