Tuesday, March 11, 2014

[Ichthyology • 2003] ปลาขยุยยักษ์พรหมพิราม •Acrochordonichthys gyrinus • A New Species of akysid Catfish (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from Yom River, Chao Phraya drainage, Thailand

ขยุยยักษ์พรหมพิราม •  Acrochordonichthys gyrinus 
Vidthayanon & Ng, 2003

photo: siamensis.org 

Acrochordonichthys gyrinus, a new species of akysid catfish belonging to the A. ischnosoma species group, is described from the Chao Phraya River drainage in Thailand. It can be distinguished from congeners by a concave posterior margin of the pectoral fin and the unique combination of the following characteristics: head depth 9.8–11.4% SL; dorsal to adipose distance 7.4–8.6% SL; body depth at anus 8.3–10.5% SL; maximum width of humeral process 16.3% its length; and anterior margin of anal fin and posterior margin of adipose fin straight. This species represents the northernmost distribution of the genus.

Key words: Akysidae, catfish, Yom River, Chao Phraya drainage

Acrochordonichthys gyrinus Vidthayanon & Ng, 2003
photo: siamensis.org 

Vidthayanon, Chavalit; Ng, Heok Hee. 2003. Acrochordonichthys gyrinus, A New Species of akysid Catfish (Teleostei: Siluriformes) from Thailand. Zootaxa. 183: 1–7.