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); torrentis: Name from Latin 'torrens' meaning torrent, referring to its habitat; noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78721)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9 - 13. This species is distinct from its congeners in having the following set of characters: lips with a single fold, no pinnate-like rays in caudal fin; supraoccipital spine short and not pointed; mesethmoid cornua forming V-shaped median cleft; jaws equal in length; dorsal spine smooth, vertebrae 26+21 (Ref. 78721).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Linthoingambi, I. and W. Vishwanath, 2008. Two new catfish species of the genus Ampblyceps from Manipur, India (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 19(2):167-174. (Ref. 78721)
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 (0.00258 - 0.01285), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 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) .