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Kryptopterus bicirrhis  (Valenciennes, 1840)

Glass catfish
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Etymology: Kryptopterus: Greek, kryptos = hidden + Greek, pteron = wing. Fin (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical; 21°C - 26°C (Ref. 1672)

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27732)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anal soft rays: 55 - 68. Rudimentary dorsal fin; the maxillary barbels reaching to the anal fin; 55-68 anal rays (Ref. 27732). Dorsal profile arched with a nuchal concavity; pectoral-fin length greater than head length (Ref. 12693).

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Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins; Malay Peninsula, Sumatra and Borneo.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits large rivers with turbid waters (Ref. 27732). Reported to prefer fast flowing water and usually occurs along the shores (Ref. 56749). Enters flooded fields (Ref. 12975). Found in lowland streams to peat adjacent in large school up to 100 fish (Ref. 57235). Diurnal. Feeds mostly on pelagic hemipterans and some small fishes (Ref. 12693), also on worms, crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020). The clearest body of world's fish (Ref. 57235). Used to make prahoc or fish sauce and regularly seen in the aquarium trade (Ref. 12693). Aquarium keeping: at least 10 individuals; minimum aquarium size 100 cm (Ref. 51539, 57235).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Kottelat, M., 1998. Fishes of the Nam Theun and Xe Bangfai basins, Laos, with diagnoses of twenty-two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Cobitidae, Coiidae and Odontobutidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 9(1):1-128. (Ref. 27732)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




Human uses

Fisheries: commercial; aquarium: highly commercial
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BHL | Cloffa | Websites from users | Check FishWatcher | CISTI | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | DiscoverLife | Faunafri | Fishtrace | GenBank(genome, nucleotide) | GOBASE | Google Books | Google Scholar | Google | IGFA World Record | iSpecies | Public aquariums | PubMed | Scirus | SeaLifeBase | Tree of Life | uBio | Wikipedia(Go, Search) | World Records Freshwater Fishing | Zoological Record

Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00447 (0.00204 - 0.00980), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.9   ±0.63 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (32 of 100) .
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Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.