Kryptopterus geminus  Ng, 2003

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Etymology: Kryptopterus: Greek, kryptos = hidden + Greek, pteron = wing. Fin (Ref. 45335);  geminus: From the Latin geminus, meaning twin-born; in allusion to the close morphological similarity with Kryptopterus cryptopterus.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; brackish; demersal.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 17.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 50583)

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Asia: Mekong, Mae Khlong, Bang Pakong and Chao Phraya River drainages in mainland Southeast Asia. Previously misidentified as Kryptopterus cryptopterus from Malay Peninsula, Java, Sumatra and Borneo.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in large rivers with turbid waters (Ref. 27732) and in streams and canals (Ref. 12693). Feeds on fish, prawns, insects and their larvae (Ref. 12693). Spawns during the early part of the rainy season. The young move toward the seasonally flooded habitats and are first seen in August. Marketed fresh or smoked on a skewer.

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Ng, H.H., 2003. Kryptopterus geminus, a new silurid catfish (Teleostei: Siluridae) from mainland Southeast Asia. Zootaxa 305:1-11.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: commercial
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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.03630 (0.01291 - 0.10203), b=3.06 (2.83 - 3.29), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.