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Scientific Name Amblyceps variegatum  Ng & Kottelat, 2000
Common Name
Type Locality Mae Nam Khwae Noi basin, Nam Khung, upstream of Ban Huai Pak Khung, riffles between second ford and reservoir, 14°37'20''N, 98°31'24''E, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand.
Pronunciation AHM bli seps
Etymology From the Greek amblys, meaning blunt and kephale, meaning head; in reference to the blunt snout. 
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Size 63mm or 2.5" 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.
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Distribution Asia: Mae Khlong River drainage in Thailand.
Thailand Waters, Meklong (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Data Deficient, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2011.
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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.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 11 (no. 4), pp 345, Fig. 10.
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Last Update 2014 Nov 19 12:45 (species record created: 2014 Nov 17 03:31)