Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > 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 authors: Ng & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
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)
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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .