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|Scientific Name||Amblyceps motumensis Abujam, Tamang, Nimasow & Das, 2022|
|Type Locality||Motum River, tributary of Siang River, upper Brahmaputra River basin at Motum village Pasighat, East Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh, India, 28°45'1.75"N, 95°25'9.39"E, elevation 142 meters.|
|Pronunciation||AHM bli seps - mo tum ensis.|
|Etymology||From the Greek amblys, meaning blunt and kephale, meaning head; in reference to the blunt snout. The species is named after the Motum River, its type locality.|
|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||The new species is currently known only from the Motum River (a tributary of Siang River; upper Brahmaputra basin) near Motum village in East Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh, India.
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Feeding||Readily eats all manner of live and prepared foods.|
|Furniture||The type series was collected in shallow (depth ca 10-30 cm), clear, moderate to swift-flowing water by cast net. The fish were obtained from the microhabitat comprising mostly of small to medium-sized stones, pebbles, and cobbles. Riparian vegetation comprises grasses, shrubs, small to medium-sized trees along the banks, and larger trees uphill.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Other associated fish collected belongs to genus Devario,Danio, Opsarius, Garra, Rasbora, Aborichthys, Schistura, Olyra and Batasio.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology v. 27 (no. 4) [Dec. 2021], pp 138, Figs. 1, 3-4.|
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|Last Update||2022 May 21 01:57 (species record created: 2022 Feb 04 08:10)|