Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Akysidae
(Stream catfishes) > Akysinae
Etymology: Akysis: Derived from Greek, a = without + Greek, kysthos = bladder (Ref. 45335); clavulus: The specific name is derived from the Latin clavus (nail), referring to the conical tubercles on the head and body of this species.. More on author: Freyhof.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Cai and Duc My River drainages in central Viet Nam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52824)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 32 - 34. Mouth subterminal; anterior and posterior nostrils separated by distance greater than length of nasal-barbel base; emarginate caudal fin; 3-5 serrae on posterior edge of pectoral spine; evenly-sloping ethmoidal region, sides of head gently curving; 1+ 5-6 gill rakers on first branchial arch; conical-shaped tubercles on head and body; lightly contrasting color pattern, and tubercles arranged in prominent longitudinal rows on ventral third of body (Ref. 52824).
Found in hilly landscape streams and small rivers with a width of about 15-30 m (Ref. 52824). Occurs only in shallow riffles, hiding under coarse gravel and larger single stones (Ref. 52824).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and J. Freyhof, 2003. Akysis clavulus, a new species of catfish (Teleostei: Akysidae) from central Vietnam. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 14(4):311-316. (Ref. 52824)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
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=0.00389 (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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .