|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Amblyceps serratum Ng & Kottelat, 2000|
|Type Locality||Shallow channel across southern end of Kaoh Han, 14 kilometers northeast of Stung Treng, 13°37'N, 106°03'E, Stung Treng Province, Cambodia.|
|Pronunciation||AHM bli seps|
|Etymology||From the Greek amblys, meaning blunt and kephale, meaning head; in reference to the blunt snout.|
|Size||45mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|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.|
|Distribution||Asia: Mekong River drainage in Cambodia and Laos.
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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.|
|Reference||Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 11 (no. 4), pp 344, Fig. 9.|
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|Last Update||2014 Nov 19 12:45 (species record created: 2014 Nov 17 03:31)|