Kryptopterus macrocephalus (Bleeker, 1858)
Striped glass catfish
Kryptopterus macrocephalus
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Family:  Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Max. size:  9.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6.5 - 7.40000009536743; dH range: 10 - 20
Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam.
Biology:  Restricted to peat habitats (Ref. 57235). Occurs in shady spots in running waters. Omnivorous, although larger individuals may prey on smaller fishes (Ref. 6868). Uncommon in aquarium trade (Ref. 57235).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 March 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 05.08.94
Modified by: OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen - 09.02.11
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 23.06.05

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