Kryptopterus baramensis Ng, 2002

Family:  Siluridae (Sheatfishes)
Max. size:  24.88 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Borneo, Malaysia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 1; Anal soft rays: 70-79; Vertebrae: 57-59. Pectoral fin length 14.0-16.9% SL; pectoral spine length 9.0-11.0% SL; eye diameter 20.0-23.9% HL; vomerine teeth present in two closely-situated elliptical patches; a distinct nuchal concavity; and mandibular barbels reaching beyond anterior base of anal fin. Pectoral spine and articulated segments sexually dimorphic in mature individuals. Male with spine broad and somewhat flattened dorsoventrally, with 10-12 distinct posterior serrations; proximal articulated segments with 9-18 well-developed posterior serrations. Females with spine slender, with 12-14 smaller posterior serrations; proximal articulated segments with 6-9 small and poorly-developed posterior serrations. Fins hyaline, with small dark-brown spots occasionally present (Ref. 42937).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 06 June 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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