Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Amblycipitidae
Etymology: Amblyceps: Greek, amblys = soft, darkness + Latin, ceps = head (Ref. 45335); cerinum: Name from Latin adjective 'cerinus', meaning wax-colored; refers to the yellowish coloration in life of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; pelagic-neritic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85525)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 5-6. Amblyceps cerinum differs from its congeners except A. apangi, A. murraystuarti, and A. torrentis in having a truncate caudal fin (vs. forked or strongly emarginate); differs from A. apangi in having a longer adipose-fin base 32.4–38.3% SL (vs. 24.3–32.0), more slender caudal peduncle 9.2–11.2% SL (vs. 11.3–15.4), greater number of post-Weberian vertebrae 41–44 (vs. 38), having the lateral line terminating just posterior to the vertical through the dorsal-fin insertion (vs. extending to the end of the caudal peduncle); differs from A. murraystuarti in having a more slender body 9.2–11.2% SL (vs. 11.6–15.0), longer caudal peduncle 21.9–24.5% SL (vs. 19.6–22.6), with the posterior end of the adipose fin not broadly confluent with the dorsal procurrent caudal-fin rays and separated from them by a distinct notch (vs. adipose fin broadly confluent with dorsal procurrent caudal-fin rays and not separated by a distinct notch); differs from A. torrentis in having a more slender body 9.2–11.9% SL (vs. 15.3–17.3% SL), slender caudal peduncle 9.2–11.2% SL (vs. 13.8–15.6), the upper jaw longer than the lower jaw (vs. jaws equal), and an incomplete lateral line terminating at the posterior base of the dorsal fin (vs. a complete lateral line terminating at the base of the caudal fin) (Ref. 85525).
This fish were frequently found under cobble. Its type locality is a shallow, swift-flowing stream with a substrate of cobble and sand (Ref. 85525).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and J.J. Wright, 2010. Amblyceps cerinum, a new catfish (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae) from northeastern India. Zootaxa, 2672:50-60. (Ref. 85525)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00267 - 0.01297), b=3.03 (2.84 - 3.22), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .