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|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Amblyceps yunnanense Zhang, Long, Xiao & Chen, 2016|
|Type Locality||Downstream of the Mengnai River, tributary of the Upper Irrawaddy, Nabang Township, Yingjiang County, Yunnan Province, China, 24°42'54.54"N, 97°34'06.44"E, elevation 247 meters.|
|Pronunciation||AHM bli seps|
|Etymology||From the Greek amblys, meaning blunt and kephale, meaning head; in reference to the blunt snout.|
|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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|Feeding||Readily eats all manner of live and prepared foods.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Folia Zoologica: international journal of vertebrate zoology. v. 65 (no. 2), pp 82, Fig. 1.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 27 04:37 (species record created: 2016 Nov 22 16:20)|