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  • Akysis ephippifer
  • Akysis ephippifer
  • Akysis ephippifer
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Scientific Name Akysis ephippifer  Ng & Kottelat, 1998
Common Name
Type Locality Stung Santréa, 40 kilometers from Pomnac, Cambodia.
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 29mm or 1.1" 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 Asia: Mekong basin.
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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of Natural History v. 32 (no. 7), pp 1078, Figs. 4h, 11, 13f.
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Last Update 2014 Nov 19 12:46 (species record created: 2014 Nov 17 03:30)