Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Akysidae
(Stream catfishes) > Akysinae
Etymology: alfredi: Named for Eric R. Alfred, for his pioneering work on the freshwater fish fauna of Peninsular Malaysia..
More on authors: Ng & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Tasek Bera in Malaysia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30226)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8 - 10;
Vertebrae: 32 - 33. Distinguished from all its congeners by possessing tubercles with poorly-demarcated, indistinct margins (versus tubercles with well-demarcated and distinct margins) and the following combination of characters: head width 20.3-25.0% SL; body depth at anus 11.3-14.7% SL; depth of caudal peduncle 5.7-7.3% SL; pectoral-fin length 23.1-28.9% SL; interorbital distance 34-39% HL; eye diameter 7-11% HL; length of nasal barbel 29-65% HL; length of maxillary barbel 122-144% HL; length of outer mandibular barbel 88-134% HL; color pattern of dark-colored patches on a predominantly light-colored body (versus predominantly dark-colored body with light-colored patches in its congeners); and caudal fin strongly forked (Ref. 30226).
Recorded from small slow-flowing forested streams with acidic water (Ref. 84801).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628. (Ref. 58032)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5001 [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
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).