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Pterocryptis inusitata  Ng, 1999

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Etymology: Pterocryptis: Greek, pteron = wing, fin + Greek, kryptos = hidden (Ref. 45335);  inusitata: From the Latin inusitatus, meaning strange, in reference to the unusual shape of the eye.

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Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: middle Nam Theun River drainage (part of the Mekong River drainage) in Laos.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 38762)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 4; Anal soft rays: 56 - 65; Vertebrae: 55 - 56. Can be differentiated from its congeners in having an elliptical (versus circular) eye, and a combination of the following characters: head length 17.2-19.9% SL, 56-65 anal-fin rays, 55-56 vertebrae and one pair of mandibular barbels.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Ng, H.H., 1999. Pterocryptis inusitata, a new species of silurid catfish from Laos (Teleostei: Siluriformes). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 10(4):371-374. (Ref. 38762)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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