Published, First, 2007, Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types, Zootaxa 1418, pp. 1-628 : 17-19

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AMBLYCIPITIDAE Day, 1873 View in CoL View at ENA

Amblycepinae Day, 1873a : cclxviii. Type genus: Amblyceps Blyth, 1858 .

Identification guide: Jayaram (1977), South Asia.

Phylogeny and key to genera: Chen & Lundberg (1995).

Review: Choo (1987), Korea.

3 genera, 27 species; no named fossil taxa.

AMBLYCEPS Blyth, 1858

Amblyceps Blyth, 1858: 281 . Type species: Amblyceps caecutiens Blyth, 1858 . Type by monotypy. Gender: Neuter.

Branchiosteus Gill, 1861c: 52 . Olyra laticeps M’Clelland, 1842 . Type by original designation. Gender: Masculine.

Review: Hora (1933) south Asia; Ng & Kottelat (2000a), Indochinese species.

Remarks: Ng & Kottelat (2000a: 346) list Amblyceps inermis as a nomen nudem published first in M’Clelland (1842). Amblyceps deyi is listed in Tamang (1993: 7), as a name only and is therefore not available.

Amblyceps apangi Nath & Dey, 1989

Amblyceps apangi Nath & Dey, 1989: 2 View in CoL , fig. 2. Type locality: Dikrong , Arunachal Pradesh, India. Holotype: F/GUZ 1215.

Distribution: Rivers draining Arunachal Pradesh, India (Nath & Dey, 1989).

Amblyceps arnunachalensis Nath & Dey, 1989

Amblyceps arnunachalensis Nath & Dey, 1989: 3 View in CoL , fig. 3. Type locality: Dikrong, Arunachal Pradesh, India. Holo- type: F/GUZ 1213.

Distribution: Rivers draining Arunachal Pradesh, India (Nath & Dey, 1989).

Amblyceps caecutiens Blyth, 1858

Amblyceps caecutiens Blyth, 1858: 282 . Type locality: Maulmein and Pegu [ Myanmar]. Syntypes: Whereabouts unknown. Originally: Amb. caecutiens .

Akysis kurzii Day, 1872: 703 . Type locality: Pegu Yomas , Burma. Holotype: Whereabouts unknown.

Distribution: Bago River basin, Myanmar (Ng & Kottelat, 2000a).

Amblyceps carinatum Ng, 2005

Amblyceps carinatum Ng, 2005d: 243 View in CoL , fig. 1. Type locality: Myanmar: Kachin, Irrawaddy drainage, hillstreams at Tonpan village, on road from Myitkyina to Tanai. Holotype: UMMZ 245588 View Materials .

Distribution: Middle Irrawaddy River basin, Myanmar (Ng, 2005d).

Amblyceps foratum Ng & Kottelat, 2000

Amblyceps foratum Ng & Kottelat, 2000a: 338 , fig. 4. Type locality: Malaysia: Terengganu, Sungai Brang just outside Sekayu Waterfall Park   GoogleMaps ; 4º57'51"N, 102º57'46"E. Holotype: ZRC 43718.

Distribution: Northern peninsular Malaysia, southern peninsular Thailand, southeastern Thailand, and coastal Cambodia (Ng & Kottelat, 2000a).

Amblyceps laticeps (M’Clelland, 1842)

Olyra laticeps M’Clelland, 1842: 588 , pl. 21 (fig. 2). Type locality: Kasyah mountains. Holotype: apparently not preserved.

Distribution: South Asia, but distribution not well documented.

Remarks: Inclusion in Amblyceps follows Vinciguerra (1890), Hora (1936a), and Ng & Kottelat (2000a).

Amblyceps macropterus Ng, 2001

Amblyceps macropterus Ng, 2001b: 202 View in CoL , fig. 1. Type locality: Pakistan: Baluchistan Province: Las Bela District: Hab River at Hinidan. Holotype: UMMZ 187411 View Materials .

Distribution: Hab River, southwestern Pakistan; known only from the holotype (Ng, 2001b).

Amblyceps mangois (Hamilton, 1822)

Pimelodus mangois Hamilton, 1822: 199 , 379. Type locality: Tanks of Northern Behar [ India]. No types known. Previously unpublished Hamilton illustration of a type reproduced in Hora (1929: pl. 22, fig. 4).

Distribution: South Asia; precise distribution unknown inasmuch as literature accounts of this species may refer to almost any of the species in this genus.

Amblyceps mucronatum Ng & Kottelat, 2000

Amblyceps mucronatum Ng & Kottelat, 2000a: 340 , fig. 6. Type locality: Thailand: Loei Prov.: Mekong River basin, Huang River   GoogleMaps tributary at 17º16'0.9"N, 101º08'29.2"E. Holotype: ZRC 41323.

Distribution: Mekong River basin, Thailand, and Salween River basin, Thailand and Myanmar (Ng & Kottelat, 2000a).

Amblyceps murraystuarti Chaudhuri, 1919

Amblyceps murray-stuarti Chaudhuri, 1919: 272 View in CoL , pl. 22 (figs. 1, 1a, 1b). Type locality: A mountain stream in the Putao Plains in the northern Frontier of Upper Burma. Holotype: ZSI F9736/1.

Distribution: Upper Irrawaddy River basin, Myanmar (Ng & Kottelat, 2000a).

Amblyceps platycephalus Ng & Kottelat, 2000

Amblyceps platycephalus Ng & Kottelat, 2000a: 343 , fig. 8. Type locality: Thailand: Mae Hong Son Province: Nam Mae Pai basin, Nam Mae Sa-Nga at Ban Yang Top Sole   GoogleMaps , immediately downstream of Nam Tok Pa Sua   GoogleMaps , 19º29'0"N, 97º57'50"E. Holotype: ZRC 42745.

Distribution: Salween River, Thailand, known only from the holotype (Ng & Kottelat, 2000a).

Amblyceps serratum Ng & Kottelat, 2000

Amblyceps serratum Ng & Kottelat, 2000a: 344 , fig. 9. Type locality: Cambodia: Stung Treng province: shallow channel across S end of Kaoh Han   GoogleMaps , 14 km NE of Stung Treng (13º37'N, 106º03'E). Holotype: UMMZ 234708 View Materials .

Distribution: Mekong River drainage of central and southern Laos and Cambodia (Ng & Kottelat, 2000a).

Amblyceps tenuispinis Blyth, 1860

Amblyceps tenuispinis Blyth, 1860: 153 View in CoL . Type locality: Gházipur [ India]. Holotype: Whereabouts unknown.

Distribution: Gházipur, India.

Amblyceps variegatum Ng & Kottelat, 2000

Amblyceps variegatum Ng & Kottelat, 2000a: 345 , fig. 10. Type locality: Thailand: Kanchanaburi province, Mae Nam Khwae Noi basin, Nam Khung, upstream of Ban Huai Pak Khung   GoogleMaps , riffles between second ford and reservoir (14º37'20"N, 98º31'24"E). Holotype: ZRC 43719.

Distribution: Mae Khlong River basin, Thailand (Ng & Kottelat, 2000a).













Published, First 2007

Amblyceps carinatum

Ng 2005: 243

Amblyceps macropterus

Ng 2001: 202

Amblyceps apangi

Nath & Dey 1989: 2

Amblyceps arnunachalensis

Nath & Dey 1989: 3

Amblyceps murray-stuarti

Chaudhuri 1919: 272

Akysis kurzii

Day 1872: 703

Amblyceps tenuispinis

Blyth 1860: 153

Olyra laticeps M’Clelland, 1842: 588

M'Clelland 1842: 588

Pimelodus mangois

Hamilton 1822: 199
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