|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Amblyceps variegatum Ng & Kottelat, 2000|
|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.|
|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.|
|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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|Feeding||Readily eats all manner of live and prepared foods.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||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)|