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|Scientific Name||Pterocryptis berdmorei (Blyth, 1860)|
|Type Locality||Tenasserim provinces, Myanmar.|
|Synonym(s)||Silurichthys berdmorei, Silurus berdmorei, Silurus berdmorei berdmorei|
|Pronunciation||Terr oh krip tiss|
|Etymology||The generic name comes from the Greek pteron, meaning fin, and kryptos, meaning hidden; in reference to the small dorsal fin.|
|Size||150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||Catfishes of the genus Pterocryptis Peters, 1861, are medium sized members of the Siluridae usually found in fast flowing mountain streams throughout India, southern China and Southeast Asia. Pterocryptis had been considered a junior synonym of Silurus Linnaeus, 1758, until its rediagnosis by Bornbusch (1991). There are 16 nominal species of Pterocryptis (Ng & Freyhof, 2001). They can be distinguished from other siluroids by having a small dorsal fin,upper jaw longer than lower jaw and a confluent anal and caudal fin with a distnct notch between them.|
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|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2007.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bengal v. 29 (no. 2), pp 156.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 09 05:07 (species record created: 2008 May 03 03:50)|