Amblyceps laticeps (McClelland, 1842)
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Family:  Amblycipitidae (Torrent catfishes)
Max. size:  4.21 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Bangladesh and India.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 41-43. Differs from all Indochinese species of Amblyceps in having a narrow head (9.5-11.1% SL versus 13.1-21.2) with a strongly projecting lower jaw (versus non- or weakly-projecting, except in A. platycephalus), and a very slender, elongate body (body depth at anus 7.6-11.1% SL versus 11.2-16.9 except in A. caecutiens) with 41-43 (versus 34-41) vertebrae (Ref. 37785).
Biology:  Found in river beds with huge boulder outcrops at the base of hills (Ref. 41236).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 December 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 16.01.03
Modified by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.02.03

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