Kryptopterus macrocephalus

7. March 2014

Kryptopterus macrocephalus Kryptopterus macrocephalus

We received a shipment of very nice Striped Glass Catfish from Indonesia. The fish are currently about 5 cm long. Superficially the Glass cats resemble vey much the species Kryptopterus macrocephalus, which can attain a maximum length of about 10 cm. However, there is one puzzling phenomenon: despite the small size of our fish they are sexually distinguishable already! The males are a bit smaller and much more slender than the females. So possibly our new importation represents a so far unknown dwarf species which resembles only K. macrocephalus? Who knows….

For our customers: the fish have code 422202 on our stocklist. Please note that we exclusively supply the wholesale trade.

Lexicon: Kryptopterus: means “with hidden fin”, which refers to the very small dorsal fin in that genus. macrocephalus: means “with a large head”.

Common name: Striped Glass Catfish

Text & photo: Frank Schäfer

Angaben zum Tier
Herkunft Indonesien / Indonesia
Verfügbare Größe in cm 5-6