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  • Parakysis longirostris
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Scientific Name Parakysis longirostris  Ng & Lim, 1995
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Type Locality Nee Soon swamp forest, Singapore.
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Size 46mm or 1.8" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Catfish of the genus Parakysis are cryptically coloured fishes found in small forest streams of Sundaic Southeast Asia. They have a highly rugose skin with tubercles all over the body, branched mandibular barbels, a long, low adipose ridge and a forked caudal fin.
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Distribution Asia: Singapore, Peninsular Malaysia and Indonesia.
Singapore waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Indonesian Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Near Threatened, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2018.
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Furniture Occurs from clumps of vegetation in streams with flowing waters.
Breeding Unreported.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters v. 6 (no. 3), pp 262, Fig. 8.
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Last Update 2019 Sep 20 00:22 (species record created: 2006 Dec 22 18:40)