Cat-eLog Right Amblycipitidae Right Amblyceps

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Scientific Name Amblyceps tenuispinis  Blyth, 1860
Common Name
Type Locality Gola River in Kathgodam Nainital district, Uttarakhand, India, 29°16'N, 79°32'E.
Pronunciation AHM bli seps - ten you ee spin iss.
Etymology From the Greek amblys, meaning blunt and kephale, meaning head; in reference to the blunt snout. 
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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.

Amblyceps tenuisipinis looks very similar to A.mangois from which it can be differentiated by possessing a more slender body and, internally, more total vertebrae.
General Remarks This species was originally described from Ghazipur in Uttar Pradesh, India. A neotype was designated by Ng & Wright in 2010.
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Distribution Ganges drainage, India.
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Ganges (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indian waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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Feeding Readily eats all manner of live and prepared foods.
Suggested Tankmates Other associated fish collected belongs to genus Devario,Danio, Opsarius, Garra, Rasbora, Aborichthys, Schistura, Olyra and Batasio.
Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal v. 29 (no. 2), pp 153.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 27 04:29 (species record created: 2015 Nov 02 13:49)