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Scientific Name Amblyceps crassioris  Vijayakrishnan & Praveenraj, 2024
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Type Locality Dhanua River, Mahanadi River drainage, Bhubaneswar, Khordha District, Odisha, India, 20°14'42.5"N, 85°54'24.5"E, elevation 38 meters.
Type Locality Notes The river at the type locality was a large section (>30 m width) where the water was less than a meter deep with shallow riffles and moderate flow. The specimens were collected amid cobblestones and vegetation, which consisted of Vallisneria sp. and Hydrocotyle sp. Other species encountered at the type locality included Tariqilabeo latius, Barilius bendelisis, Pethia conchonius, Devario devario, Danio rerio, Salmostoma sp., Mastacembelus armatus, and Macrognathus pancalus.
Pronunciation AHM bli seps - cra see ore iss.
Etymology From the Greek amblys, meaning blunt and kephale, meaning head; in reference to the blunt snout. The specific epithet comes from the Latin adjective crassioris, meaning thicker, in reference to the relatively deeper body and deeper caudal peduncle of this species when compared to a majority of its congeners.
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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.
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Distribution This species is likely to be widespread in the Mahanadi River basin.
Indian waters, Mahanadi (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Feeding Readily eats all manner of live and prepared foods. User data.
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 Fish Biology Early view, pp 3, Figs. 1-3a.
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Last Update 2024 Mar 10 07:19 (species record created: 2023 Nov 22 07:27)