Pterocryptis taytayensis (Herre, 1924)
photo by Matillano, J.D.

Family:  Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Palawan, Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 3-4; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 55-61. Preserved color yellowish brown; a large dark lateral blotch between pectoral fin and lateral line; fins colorless. Dorsal and pelvic fins very small; pectorals short, its spine stout and sharp-pointed; long, wide anal fin free from caudal.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 06.03.92
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.03.08

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