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: Akysis: Derived from Greek, a = without + Greek, kysthos = bladder (Ref. 45335); clinatus: From the Latin clinatus, meaning slanting. This is in reference to the steeply-sloping predorsal profile of this species..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Stung Chhay River in Cambodia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56231)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11;
Vertebrae: 32 - 34. A member of the Akysis variegatus group which differs from its congeners in possessing a short adipose-fin base (13.0-15.4% SL), a steeply-sloping predorsal profile and a unique combination of the following characters: pectoral spine length 16.1-17.4% SL, body depth at anus 15.7-17.0% SL, eye diameter 9-10% HL, anterior nostrils separated by more than half of interorbital distance, serrations on posterior edge of pectoral spine, and emarginate caudal fin (Ref. 56231).
Found among leaf litter in a swift-flowing stream with a sandy bottom (Ref. 56231).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and W.J. Rainboth, 2005. Four new species of Akysis (Teleostei: Siluriformes: Akysidae) from mainland Southeast Asia, with comments on A. similis. Raffles Bull. Zool. Supplement (13):33-42. (Ref. 56231)
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
= 0.5000 [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), in cm total length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.6 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).