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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Subclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis/Infraclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Megacohors: Osteoglossocephalai
Supercohors: Clupeocephala
Cohors: Otomorpha
Subcohors: Ostariophysi
Sectio: Otophysa
Ordo: Siluriformes

Familia: Amblycipitidae
Genus: Amblyceps
Species: A. accari – A. apangi – A. arunachalensis – A. caecutiens – A. carinatum – A. cerinum – A. foratum – A. horae – A. laticeps – A. macropterus – A. managois – A. mangois – A. marginatoides – A. marginatus – A. mucronatum – A. murraystuarti – A. platycephalus – A. serratum – A. tenuispinis – A. torrentis – A. tuberculatum – A. variegatum – A. waikhomi
Name

Amblyceps Blyth, 1858
References

Dahanukar, N., Raghavan, R., Ali, A. & Britz, R. 2016. Amblyceps accari, a new species of torrent catfish (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae) from the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa 4109(2): 218–226. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4109.2.6 Reference page.
Linthoingambi, I.; Vishwanath, W. 2008: Two new catfish species of the genus Amblyceps from Manipur, India (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae). Ichthyological exploration of freshwaters, 19(2): 167–174. ISSN: 0936-9902 Abstract
Ng, H.H. 2001: Amblyceps macropterus, a new species of amblycipitid catfish (Osteichthyes: Amblycipitidae) from Pakistan. Ichthyological exploration of freshwaters, 12(3): 201–204. ISSN: 0936-9902
Ng, H.H. 2005: Amblyceps carinatum, a new species of torrent catfish from Myanmar (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae). Raffles bulletin of zoology, 53(2): 243–249. PDF
Ng, H.H.; Kottelat, M. 2000: A review of the genus Amblyceps (Osteichthyes: Amblycipitidae) in Indochina, with descriptions of five new species. Ichthyological exploration of freshwaters, 11(4): 335–348. ISSN: 0936-9902
Ng, H.H.; Wright, J.J. 2009: A new torrent catfish from western Thailand (Siluriformes: Amblycipitidae). Copeia, 2009(2): 369–377. DOI: 10.1643/CI-08-113
Ng, H.H.; Wright, J.J. 2010: Amblyceps cerinum, a new catfish (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae) from northeastern India. Zootaxa, 2672: 50–60. Preview
Vishwanath, W.; Linthoingambi, I. 2007: Redescription of catfishes Amblyceps arunachalensis Nath & Dey and Amblyceps apangi Nath & Dey (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae). Zoos’ print journal, 22(4): 2662–2664. PDF

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Amblyceps is a genus of fish in the family Amblycipitidae.[1] The genera Amblyceps and Liobagrus are sister group pair that is, in turn, sister to Xiurenbagrus.[2] These species are easily distinguished by the presence of pinnate processes along with the median caudal-fin rays (although these processes may be poorly developed in some species), a prominent cup-like skin flap above the base of the pectoral spine ,and the adipose fin largely separate from the caudal fin.[3] In most species the caudal fin is deeply forked; A. apangi and A. murraystuarti differ in having their caudal fin truncate.[3] Amblyceps species may reach about 100 millimetres (3.94 in) SL.[2]
Distribution and habitat

These species are distributed throughout south and southeast Asia. They typically inhabit fast flowing hill streams or fast-flowing stretches of larger rivers.[3] This genus is mainly distributed in India and the Malay Peninsula.[4] Three species are known from Myanmar: A. caecutiens, A. murraystuarti and A. carinatum.[3]
Species

There are currently 21 recognized species in this genus:

Amblyceps accari Dahanukar, Raghavan, A. Ali & Britz, 2016 [5]
Amblyceps apangi Nath & S. C. Dey, 1989
Amblyceps arunachalensis Nath & S. C. Dey, 1989
Amblyceps caecutiens Blyth, 1858
Amblyceps carinatum H. H. Ng, 2005 [3]
Amblyceps cerinum H. H. Ng & J. J. Wright, 2010 [6]
Amblyceps foratum H. H. Ng & Kottelat, 2000
Amblyceps kurzii (F. Day, 1872)
Amblyceps laticeps (McClelland, 1842)
Amblyceps macropterus H. H. Ng, 2001
Amblyceps mangois (F. Hamilton, 1822) (Indian torrent catfish)
Amblyceps murraystuarti B. L. Chaudhuri, 1919
Amblyceps platycephalus H. H. Ng & Kottelat, 2000
Amblyceps protentum H. H. Ng & J. J. Wright, 2009
Amblyceps serratum H. H. Ng & Kottelat, 2000
Amblyceps tenuispinis Blyth, 1860
Amblyceps torrentis Linthoingambi & Vishwanath, 2008 [7]
Amblyceps tuberculatum Linthoingambi & Vishwanath, 2008 [7]
Amblyceps variegatum H. H. Ng & Kottelat, 2000
Amblyceps waikhomi Darshan, Kachari, Dutta, Ganguly & D. N. Das, 2016 [8]
Amblyceps yunnanensis X. Y. Zhang, Y. Long, H. Xiao & Z. M. Chen, 2016 [9]

References

Ferraris, C.J.Jr. (2007): Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa, 1418: 1–628.
Chen, X. & Lundberg, J.G. (1995): Xiurenbagrus, a New Genus of Amblycipitid Catfishes (Teleostei: Siluriformes), and Phylogenetic Relationships among the Genera of Amblycipitidae. Copeia, 1995 (4): 780–800.
Ng, H.H. (2005): Amblyceps carinatum, a new species of hillstream catfish from Myanmar (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae). Archived 2007-08-11 at the Wayback Machine Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 53 (2): 243–249.
Zhao, Y., Lan, J. & Zhang, C. (2004): A new species of amblycipitid catfish, Xiurenbagrus gigas (Teleostei: Siluriformes), from Guangxi, China. Ichthyological Research, 51 (3): 228–232.
Dahanukar, N., Raghavan, R., Ali, A. & Britz, R. (2016): Amblyceps accari, a new species of torrent catfish (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae) from the Western Ghats of India. Zootaxa, 4109 (2): 218–226.
Ng, H.H. & Wright, J.J. (2010): Amblyceps cerinum, a new catfish (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae) from northeastern India. Zootaxa, 2672: 50–60.
Linthoingambi, I. & Vishwanath, W. (2008): Two new catfish species of the genus Amblyceps from Manipur, India (Teleostei: Amblycipitidae). Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 19 (2): 167–174.
Darshan, A., Kachari, A., Dutta, R., Ganguly, A. & Das, D.N. (2016): Amblyceps waikhomi, a New Species of Catfish (Siluriformes: Amblycipitidae) from the Brahmaputra Drainage of Arunachal Pradesh, India. PLoS ONE, 11 (2): e0147283.
Zhang, X., Long, Y., Xiao, H. & Chen, Z. (2016): First record of the catfish genus Amblyceps Blyth, 1858 from China with the description of a new species (Osteichthyes: Amblycipitidae). Folia Zoologica, 65 (2): 81-86.

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