Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Amblycipitidae
Etymology: Amblyceps: Greek, amblys = soft, darkness + Latin, ceps = head (Ref. 45335); macropterus: The specific name is a noun in apposition, derived from the Greek makros (long) and pteron (fin), referring to the relatively large adipose fin of the species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Hab River drainage in southwestern Pakistan.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 41275)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 37. Have well developed processes along the median caudal-fin rays. Easily distinguished from Indian congeners in having a unique combination of the following characters: length of adipose-fin base 28.3% SL, dorsal to adipose distance 15.8% SL, head width 13.6% SL, body depth at anus 11.5% SL, 37 vertebrae, and a non-projecting lower jaw (Ref. 41275).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 2001. Amblyceps macropterus, a new species of amblycipitid catfish (Osteichthyes: Amblycipitidae) from Pakistan. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 12(3):201-204. (Ref. 41275)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00257 - 0.01291), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .