Kryptopterus vitreolus , Ng, Heok Hee & Kottelat, Maurice, 2013

Ng, Heok Hee & Kottelat, Maurice, 2013, A name for the glass catfish (Teleostei: Siluridae) revisited, Zootaxa 3640 (2), pp. 299-300: 299

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3640.2.12

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scientific name

Kryptopterus vitreolus
status

new species

Kryptopterus vitreolus  , new species

Holotype: UMMZ 249801, 45.2 mm SL; Thailand: Trat Province, Amphoe Khao Saming; K. Udomritthiruj, 27 November 2011. Paratypes: all specimens listed as paratypes of K. vitreolus  by Ng & Kottelat (2013) are paratypes of K. vitreolus  described herein.

Diagnosis: Kryptopterus vitreolus  can be distinguished from all other congeners (except K. minor  and K. piperatus  ) in having a transparent (vs. translucent or opaque) body in life, and from members of the K. cryptopterus  , K. limpok  , and K. schilbeides  groups in having fewer anal-fin rays (48–55 vs. 64–85). Kryptopterus vitreolus  can be distinguished from members of the K. bicirrhis  species group ( K. bicirrhis  , K. lais  , K. macrocephalus  , K. minor  , K. palembangensis  and K. piperatus  ) in having the following combination of characters: snout length 29–35 % HL, eye diameter 28–34 % HL, body depth at anus 16–20 % SL, depth of caudal peduncle 4–7 % SL, maxillary barbels reaching beyond base of first anal-fin ray, dorsal profile with pronounced nuchal concavity, 14–18 rakers on first gill arch, and 48–55 anal-fin rays.

See Ng & Kottelat (2013) for a complete description and further information and discussion.