Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Akysidae
(Stream catfishes) > Parakysinae
Etymology: Parakysis: Greek, para = the side of + Greek, kysthos = bladder (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13847)
Asia: Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia and Indonesia.
Occurs from clumps of vegetation in streams with flowing waters. Sympatric with P. verruisus. Nocturnal (Ref. 13847). Recorded from fast-flowing, well shaded swamp-forest streams with acidic waters, and dense growth of submerged vegetation. Feeds on minute invertebrates and uses its dexterous and strong pelvic fins to move about (Ref. 85309).
Ng, H.H. and K.K.P. Lim, 1995. A revision of the Southeast Asian catfish genus Parakysis (Teleostei: Akysidae), with descriptions of two new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 6(3):255-266. (Ref. 13847)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5156 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01000 (0.00244 - 0.04107), b=3.04 (2.81 - 3.27), based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.5 ±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) .