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Akysis recavus  Ng & Kottelat, 1998

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Akysidae (Stream catfishes) > Akysinae
Etymology: Akysis: Derived from Greek, a = without + Greek, kysthos = bladder (Ref. 45335);  recavus: The specific name is derived from the Latin recavus (curved inwards), referring to the concave lateral margins of the head..   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Chao Phraya basin in Thailand (Ref. 30226). Reported from the Mekong basin in Laos (Ref. 30857).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-6; Anal soft rays: 8 - 9; Vertebrae: 31 - 33. Distinguished from all its congeners by the following combination of characters: truncate caudal fin; presence of 4 serrae along posterior edge of pectoral spine; slightly concave lateral margins of the head when viewed dorsally; eyes located laterally with a suborbital depression; body depth at anus 8.9-13.5% SL; depth of caudal peduncle 6.1-8.6% SL; length of dorsal-fin base 13.1-22.1% SL; length of adipose-fin base 18.4-25.2% SL; and eye diameter 14-20% HL (Ref. 30226).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Ng, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 1998. The catfish genus Akysis Bleeker (Teleostei: Akysidae) in Indochina, with descriptions of six new species. J. Nat. Hist. 32:1057-1097. (Ref. 30226)

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=0.00389 (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):  3.5   ±0.6 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) .