Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Akysidae
(Stream catfishes) > Akysinae
Etymology: Akysis: Derived from Greek, a = without + Greek, kysthos = bladder (Ref. 45335); longifilis: From the Latin longus, meaning long, and filum, meaning thread, in reference to the long barbels of this species. Used as a noun (Ref. 56465).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Known from the type locality in the Sittang River drainage, southern Myanmar (Ref. 56465).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56465)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 33 - 35. Akysis longifilis is a member of the A. variegatus species group and can be
distinguished from congeners in the group (except for A. brachybarbatus, A. fuliginatus, A. pictus, A. prashadi, A. variegatus, A. varius and A. vespa) in having a smooth (vs. serrated) posterior edge of the pectoral spine. It differs from A. brachybarbatus in having a narrower head (21.1-24.7% SL vs. 25.5-28.0) and a more slender caudal peduncle (5.6-7.2% SL vs. 7.9-8.1), and from A. fuliginatus in having a longer adipose-fin base (25.7-31.1% SL vs. 15.1-19.5), more slender body (9.7-13.6% SL vs. 14.1-16.6) and caudal peduncle (5.6-7.2% SL vs. 10.1-10.5), longer nasal and maxillary barbels (nasal barbel length 67.4-96.4% HL vs. 52.1-58.2; maxillary barbel length 123.2-159.6% HL vs.100.0-109.1), presence of light saddle-shaped spots on the body (vs. uniformly dark body), and a forked (vs. truncate) caudal fin. Akysis longifilis can be distinguished from A. pictus in having a more slender caudal peduncle (5.6-7.2% SL vs. 7.7-8.5), longer
adipose-fin base (25.7-31.1% SL vs. 22.0-23.6), and longer nasal and maxillary barbels (nasal barbel length 67.4-96.4% HL vs. 54.3-56.7; maxillary barbel length 123.2-159.6% HL vs. 95.7-128.8), and from A. prashadi in having a longer caudal peduncle (18.3-23.2% SL vs. 16.5-18.4). It differs from A. variegatus in having longer nasal and maxillary barbels (nasal barbel length 67.4-96.4% HL vs. 33.3-62.3; maxillary barbel length 123.2-159.6% HL vs. 78.3-114.8), from A. varius in having a forked (vs. truncate) caudal fin, and from A. vespa in having a longer adipose-fin base (25.7-31.1% SL vs. 17.6-21.1), more slender caudal peduncle (5.6-7.2% SL vs. 7.6-8.5), longer nasal and maxillary barbels (nasal barbel length 67.4-96.4% HL vs. 54.5-72.5; maxillary barbel length 123.2-159.6% HL vs. 89.0-98.2), and more vertebrae (33-35 vs. 31-32) (Ref. 56465).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H., 2006. Akysis longifilis, a new species of catfish (Teleostei: Akysidae) from Myanmar. Zootaxa 1150:19-30. (Ref. 56465)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00389 (0.00180 - 0.00842), b=3.12 (2.94 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .