Akysis brachybarbatus  Chen, 1981

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Akysidae (Stream catfishes) > Akysinae
Etymology: Akysis: Derived from Greek, a = without + Greek, kysthos = bladder (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Subtropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79812)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Body grayish white, dark brown from snout to posterior end of base of dorsal fin, with a dark brown longitudinal band on anal fin to adipose fin and end of caudal peduncle, black stripes and small spots on dorsal, pectoral and caudal fins. Barbels 4 pairs; head wide and depressed; snout blunt and rounded; eyes very small and covered by skin membrane; caudal fins deeply concave and tip slightly blunt. Head and body covered with tubercles.

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Asia: Mekong basin in Yunnan, China.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Likes to live in clear pools with gravel bottom and usually swims in the current under rocks or beneath floating weeds to search for food. Carnivorous (Ref. 45563).

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Ng, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 1998. The catfish genus Akysis Bleeker (Teleostei: Akysidae) in Indochina, with descriptions of six new species. J. Nat. Hist. 32:1057-1097. (Ref. 30226)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.