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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Siluriformes
Family: Siluridae Sheatfishes

Genus: Kryptopterus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Kryptopterus baramensis Asia 24.9 SL 2002
Kryptopterus bicirrhis Glass catfish Asia 15 SL 1840
Kryptopterus cheveyi Asia 35 TL 1940
Kryptopterus cryptopterus Asia 14.6 SL 1851
Kryptopterus dissitus Indochinese sheatfish Asia 17.6 SL 2001
Kryptopterus geminus Asia 17.1 SL 2003
Kryptopterus hesperius Maeklong sheatfish Asia 24.9 SL 2002
Kryptopterus lais Asia 12.5 TL 1851
Kryptopterus limpok Long-barbel sheatfish Asia 26 SL 1852
Kryptopterus lumholtzi Asia 21 SL 1922
Kryptopterus macrocephalus Striped glass catfish Asia 9.7 SL 1858
Kryptopterus minor Ghost Catfish Asia 6.8 SL 1989
Kryptopterus mononema Asia 27 TL 1846
Kryptopterus palembangensis Asia 17 TL 1852
Kryptopterus paraschilbeides Asia 8.3 SL 2003
Kryptopterus piperatus Asia 10.7 SL 2004
Kryptopterus sabanus Asia 15 SL 1959
Kryptopterus schilbeides Asia 12 TL 1858
Kryptopterus vitreolus Asia 6.5 SL 2013



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