Kryptopterus limpok (Bleeker, 1852)
Long-barbel sheatfish
Kryptopterus limpok
photo by Warren, T.

Family:  Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Max. size:  26 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Thailand to Indonesia.
Diagnosis:  Anal soft rays: 76-88. Maxillary barbel extends beyond last quarter of anal fin (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Found in river and streams. Feeds mostly on small fishes, along with prawns and insect larvae. Marketed fresh (Ref. 12693); processed as smoked or salted fish (Ref. 56749).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 May 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 16.05.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.02.08
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.08.01

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