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|Scientific Name||Amblyceps cerinum Ng & Wright, 2010|
|Type Locality||Raidak I River at Shipra, just outside Buxa Tiger Reserve, ca. 8 kilometers toward Barobisha on Siliguri-Guwahati road, 26°31'12"N, 89°43'25"E, West Bengal, India.|
|Pronunciation||AHM bli seps|
|Etymology||From the Greek amblys, meaning blunt and kephale, meaning head; in reference to the blunt snout. The specific epithet derives from the Latin adjective cerinus, meaning wax-colored. This name is used in allusion to the yellowish coloration in life of this species.|
|Size||97mm or 3.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.|
|Identification||The catfish genus Amblyceps is characteristic in having the epiphyseal commissure of the supraorbital sensory canals immediately anterior to, and not passing through the epiphyseal bar; the anterior cranial fontanelle narrowing abruptly along its posterior end offering epiphyseal commisure bony support from frontal; the fifth ceratobranchial expanding medially at its posterior tip; pinnatelike rays along anterior margin of the procurrent and medial caudal-fin rays; a transverse crest along entire posterior margin of roof of supraoccipital and pterotic; the lateroposterior process of horizontal lamina of urohyal short or vestigial,shorter than the horizontal lamina; the upper hypurals fused with compound centrum; the anterior nostril situated immediately anterior to the base of the nasal barbel; and both lips with double folds. It is also characteristic in having a prominent cup-like skin flap above the base of the pectoral spine.|
|Distribution||Brahmaputra River drainage, northern West Bengal, India.
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Jamuna, Brahmaputra (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Other Parameters||Collected in only a few inches of water.|
|Feeding||Readily eats all manner of live and prepared foods.|
|Furniture||In nature, found in gently flowing shallow waters among rounded stones and gravel. Sparse but present plants.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Zootaxa No. 2672, pp 51, Figs. 1-2.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 13 03:45 (species record created: 2004 Nov 26 00:00)|