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Kryptopterus piperatus  Ng, Wirjoatmodjo & Hadiaty, 2004

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Etymology: Kryptopterus: Greek, kryptos = hidden + Greek, pteron = wing. Fin (Ref. 45335);  piperatus: Named from the Latin adjective 'piperatus', meaning peppered, in reference to the scattered black spots on the flanks.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

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Asia: Lembang River, Alas River drainage in Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 52489)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 2-3; Anal soft rays: 49 - 53; Vertebrae: 44 - 45. Distinguished from all other species of Kryptopterus by the following unique combination of characters: body with pale brown coloration with scattered black spots on flanks; head width 11.4-12.0% SL; body depth at anus 22.3-24.3% SL; eye diameter 20.3-25.3% HL; maxillary barbels extending to anal origin; anal fin with 49-53 rays; and gill rakers 16-17 (Ref. 52489).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

The type locality is a small river under primary forest cover and with a moderate current, turbid water and with many fallen trees and a muddy substrate. Also found in areas with clear water and substrate consisting of sand and gravel (Ref. 52489).

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Ng, H.H., S. Wirjoatmodjo and R.K. Hadiaty, 2004. Kryptopterus piperatus, a new species of silurid catfish (Teleostei: Siluridae) from northern Sumatra. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 15(1):91-95. (Ref. 52489)

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=0.00589 (0.00286 - 0.01212), b=2.99 (2.81 - 3.17), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (22 of 100) .