Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Siluridae
Etymology: Kryptopterus: Greek, kryptos = hidden + Greek, pteron = wing. Fin (Ref. 45335); baramensis: Named for the Baram River drainage in northern Borneo.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Borneo, Malaysia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 42937)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 70 - 79;
Vertebrae: 57 - 59. Pectoral fin length 14.0-16.9% SL; pectoral spine length 9.0-11.0% SL; eye diameter 20.0-23.9% HL; vomerine teeth present in two closely-situated elliptical patches; a distinct nuchal concavity; and mandibular barbels reaching beyond anterior base of anal fin. Pectoral spine and articulated segments sexually dimorphic in mature individuals. Male with spine broad and somewhat flattened dorsoventrally, with 10-12 distinct posterior serrations; proximal articulated segments with 9-18 well-developed posterior serrations. Females with spine slender, with 12-14 smaller posterior serrations; proximal articulated segments with 6-9 small and poorly-developed posterior serrations. Fins hyaline, with small dark-brown spots occasionally present (Ref. 42937).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 2002. Descriptions of two new species of Kryptopterus from Thailand and Borneo in the K. limpok species group (Teleostei: Siluridae). Ichthyol, Explor. Freshwat. 13(1):67-72. (Ref. 42937)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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