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Akysis pulvinatus  Ng, 2007

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Akysidae (Stream catfishes) > Akysinae
Etymology: Akysis: Derived from Greek, a = without + Greek, kysthos = bladder (Ref. 45335);  pulvinatus: From the Latin pulvinus, an elevation, in reference to the long-based adipose fin of this species.

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Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 8.0 - ?.   Tropical; 29°C - ?

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 59363)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5; Anal soft rays: 9 - 10; Vertebrae: 31. Differs from congeners (except for Akysis brachybarbatus, Akysis fuliginatus, Akysis longifilis, Akysis pictus, Akysis prashadi and Akysis vespa by the absence of serrations on the posterior edge of the pectoral spine. Can be differentiated from Akysis brachybarbatus in having deeper caudal peduncle (9.4-10.% SL vs. 7.9-8.1), narrower head (21.9-25.1% SL vs. 25.5-28.0) and the presence (vs. absence) of a yellow snout; and fromAkysis fuliginatus in having a longer adipose-fin base (23.0-25.2% SL vs. 15.1-19.5), a gently forked (vs. truncate) caudal fin, and presence (vs. absence) of light-colored markings on the head and body, and from Akysis longifilis in possessing a deeper body (13.2-16.0% SL vs. 9.7-13.6) and caudal peduncle (9.4-10.3% SL 5.6-7.2), shorter nasal and maxillary barbels (reaching posterior margin of orbit vs. dorsalmost limit of gill opening, 13.9-57.5% HL vs. 67.4-96.4, and reaching middle of pectoral-fin base vs. vertical through middle of dorsal-fin base, 78.5-105.0% HL vs. 123.2-159.6 respectively). Distinguished from Akysis pictus and Akysis prashadi in having a longer head (27.6-29.8% SL vs. 20.9-25.1) and the presence (vs. absence) of a yellow snout. Differs further from Akysis pictus in having more rounded pale colored patches on the body (vs. with elongate pale patches that typically extend throughout the dorsal surface of the entire postdorsal distance. Can be diagnosed from Akysis vespa in having a longer adipose-fin base (23.0-25.2% SL vs. 16.2-21.6), deeper caudal peduncle (9.4-10.3% SL vs. 7.6-9.1) and caudal fin with lower lobe longer than upper (vs. both lobes approximately equal). Differs from Akysis varius in having a gently forked (vs. truncate) caudal fin (Ref. 59363).

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Asia: upper Tapi River drainage and hillstreams flowing into the Andaman Sea on the western half of the Isthmus of Kra in Thailand.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The type locality of this species is a stream characterized by having both slow-flowing and riffle areas, clear water and substrate consisted of gravel and larger rocks. This catfish occurs between the rocks, particularly in the riffle areas.

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Ng, H.H., 2007. Akysis pulvinatus, a new species of catfish (Siluriformes: Akysidae) from southern Thailand. Zootaxa 1608:51-58.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), based on all LWR estimates for this BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.3   ±0.5 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) .