Akysis portellus Ng, 2009
photo by Ng, H.H.

Family:  Akysidae (Stream catfishes), subfamily: Akysinae
Max. size:  3.43 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Myanmar. Known from the type locality in the Sittang River drainage, southern Myanmar (Ref. 80395)
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-5; Vertebrae: 32-33. Akysis portellus is most similar to A. longifilis, which occurs sympatrically in the Sittang River drainage. It is distinguished from A. longifilis in having a shorter adipose-fin base, smaller mouth and a more rounded head shape when viewed dorsally (Ref. 80397).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 09 February 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 11.02.09
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 22.04.09

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