Tuesday, March 11, 2014

[Ichthyology • 2003] Parakysis notialis • A New Species of akysid Catfish (Siluriformes: Akysidae) from Borneo

Parakysis notialis
 Ng & Kottelat 2003

Parakysis notialis sp. nov. is described from the Barito River drainage in southern Borneo. It can be distinguished from congeners in having a unique combination of the following characters: head length 26.5–27.0% SL, conical head, presence of median concavity on margin of lower lip, presence of laterosensory canal pore between inner and outer mandibular barbels, branched outer mandibular barbels, branches of inner mandibular barbels separated, deeply forked caudal fin with pointed lobes, 5 pectoral fin rays, 10 branched principal caudal fin rays, sparsely pigmented caudal fin, and absence of light brown saddle from base of posteriormost dorsal fin ray to caudal peduncle.

Key words: Parakysis · Akysidae · New species · Borneo

Ng, Heok Hee; Kottelat, Maurice. 2003. Parakysis notialis, A New Species of akysid Catfish from Borneo (Siluriformes: Akysidae). Ichthyol. Res. 50: 48–51. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1007/s102280300006