Amblyceps serratum  Ng & Kottelat, 2000

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Amblycipitidae (Torrent catfishes)
Etymology: Amblyceps: Greek, amblys = soft, darkness + Latin, ceps = head (Ref. 45335);  serratum: The specific name is an adjective, derived from the serrated pectoral spine..   More on author: Kottelat.

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Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Mekong River drainage in Cambodia and Laos.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37785)

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Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal soft rays: 10 - 11; Vertebrae: 34 - 36. Presence of 4-5 serrations along posterior edge of pectoral spine; iii-iv,7-8 anal-fin rays (total 10-11), and a more deeply forked caudal fin with regularly tapering lobes. Differs further from other Indochinese congeners in possessing fewer vertebrae (34-36 vs. 38-41); a deeper body (depth at anus 15.2-16.9% SL vs. 9.8-15.1) and equal upper and lower jaws (vs. longer and weakly-projecting lower jaw) (Ref. 37785).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Collected from a side arm of the main river in Xe Bangfai, among a gravel bed in the floodplain, in shallow water (less than 30 cm) and in Xe Pon, among stones and boulders in rapids (Ref. 37785).

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Ng, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 2000. A review of the genus Amblyceps (Osteichthyes: Amblycipitidae) in Indochina, with descriptions of five new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 11(4):335-348. (Ref. 37785)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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=0.00575 (0.00260 - 0.01273), b=3.05 (2.85 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.1   ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .