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); scorteus: Specific name from the Latin scorteus (leathern), in reference to the leathery skin of Akysis.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: known only from Way Seputih in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 75761)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 10;
Vertebrae: 31 - 32. Diagnosed by the following characters: space between anterior nostril and base of nasal barbel about equal to nostril diameter; anterior and posterior nostrils relatively small (diameter less than that of eye); anterior nostril located at end of short tube; jaws subequal (lip of upper jaw projecting past lower jaw); caudal fin emarginate (not strongly forked); eye dorsolateral, not protruding above head when viewed from side; large depression below eye; posterior edge of pectoral spine with three small serrae (much less than half width of spine); and top
of head flat, lacking conspicuous concavity and bony ridges (Ref. 75761).
Inhabits small patch of vegetation in a sandy run in a sand- and gravel-bottomed, clear river with an average width of about 30 m (Ref. 75761).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Page, L.M., R.K. Hadiaty, J.A. López, I. Rachmatika and R.H. Robins, 2007. Two new species of the Akysis variegatus species group (Siluriformes: Akysidae) from Southern Sumatra and a redescription of Akysis variegatus Bleeker, 1846. Copeia 2007(2):292-303. (Ref. 75761)
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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.3 ±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) .