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Scientific Name Amblyceps foratum  Ng & Kottelat, 2000
Common Name Loach Catfish
Type Locality Sungai Brang just outside Sekayu Waterfall Park, 4°57'51''N, 102°57'46''E, Terengganu, Malaysia.
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 85mm or 3.3" 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: northern Peninsular Malaysia, Thailand and Cambodia.
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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
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Feeding Readily eats all manner of live and prepared foods.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 11 (no. 4), pp 338, Figs. 4.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 25 13:05 (species record created: 2007 Mar 23 14:27)