Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Amblycipitidae
Etymology: Amblyceps: Greek, amblys = soft, darkness + Latin, ceps = head (Ref. 45335); carinatum: From the Latin carina, meaning keel, in reference to the long, low adipose fin of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Irrawaddy River dainage in Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56932)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 39 - 40. Differs from congeners in having a unique combination of the following characters: adipose fin in the form of a long, low ridge (length of adipose-fin base 37.5-44.6% SL); a smooth posterior edge of the pectoral spine; poorly developed pinnate processes along the median caudal-fin rays; caudal fin deeply forked; body depth at anus 13.1-15.0% SL; head depth 10.6-13.6% SL; eye diameter 9.4-11.8% HL; 39-40 vertebrae; and body with uniform coloration (Ref. 56932).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 2005. Amblyceps carinatum, a new species of hillstream catfish from Myanmar (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae). Raffles Bull. Zool. 53(2):243-249. (Ref. 56932)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00257 - 0.01291), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), 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) .