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); accari: Specific epithet derives from ‘accari’ (pronounced achchari), the Kannada word for ‘surprise’ highlighting the authors excitement over the discovery of a new Amblyceps species in the Western Ghats (Ref. 112632).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: currently known only from its type locality, the Tunga River at Kudremukh, a tributary of the Krishna River System in Karnataka State, India (Ref. 112632).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 112632)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 15. Diagnosis: 12 branched anal-fin rays; adipose fin confluent with the dorsal procurrent part of the caudal fin; jaws unequal with lower jaw weakly-projecting; pectoral spine smooth; adipose fin origin at vertical through anal fin origin;dorsal fin to adipose fin distance 29.2–30.2 %SL; adipose-fin base long, 28.1–33.2%SL; deeply forked caudal fin with poorly developed projections on the proximal lepidotrichia of the central caudal-fin rays (Ref. 112632).
Collected from among the stones, not the sandy portions, of the moderately flowing river (Ref. 112632).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Dahanukar, N., R. Raghavan, A. Ali and R. Britz, 2016. Amblyceps accari, a new species of torrent catfish (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae) from the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa 4109 (2):218-226 (Ref. 112632)
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=0.01202 (0.00387 - 0.03732), b=2.99 (2.74 - 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
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .