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); variegatum: The specific name is an adjective, derived from the mottled coloration of the species (variegatus, different colours). More on authors: Ng & Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Mae Khlong River drainage in Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 37785)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13 - 14;
Vertebrae: 39 - 41. Body with mottled pattern of small irregular dark brownish-grey patches. Posterior edge of adipose fin pointed; length of adipose-fin base 19.9-22.8% SL; dorsal to adipose distance 23.8-26.7% SL. Body depth at anus 12.6-14.1% SL; eye small, dorsolaterally situated and subcutaneous, diameter 5.3-6.9% HL; 39-41 vertebrae, forked caudal fin (Ref. 37785).
Collected from streams with moderate to swift water, usually shallow (about 20-40 cm deep), over a large gravel to stone substrate (Ref. 37785).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 2000. A review of the genus Amblyceps (Osteichthyes: Amblycipitidae) in Indochina, with descriptions of five new species. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 11(4):335-348. (Ref. 37785)
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) .