Ambastaia sidthimunki

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Ambastaia sidthimunki


Taxonavigation: Cobitoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis/Superclassis: Osteichthyes
Superclassis/Classis: Actinopterygii
Classis/Infraclassis: Actinopteri
Subclassis: Neopterygii
Infraclassis: Teleostei
Superordo: Ostariophysi
Series: Otophysi
Ordo: Cypriniformes
Superfamilia: Cobitoidea

Familia: Botiidae
Genus: Ambastaia
Species: Ambastaia sidthimunki


Ambastaia sidthimunki (Klausewitz, 1959)

Holotype: SMF 4505. By Somphong Lekaree.

Type locality: Loom District, "Yom" River, northern Thailand; [Phetchaburi Province: probably Lom Sak district, 16°46'46"N 101°14'32"E.

Etymology: The specific epithet of this fish honors Aree Sidthimunk, a researcher at Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Thailand.


Primary references[edit]

  • Klausewitz, W. 1959. Botia sidthimunki, eine neue Schmerle aus Thailand (Pisces, Cobitidae). Senckenbergiana Biologica 40(1/2): 51–53.
  • Kittipong Jaruthanin (story) and Kamphol Udomritthiruj (photo), ตามรอย... "หมูอารีย์" สัตว์สงวนแห่งสยาม (Following the trail of... "Dwarf Loach" protected fauna of Siam. Fish Zone Vol. 3, Issue 24 (May 15 – June 15, 2002)

Selected references[edit]

  • Kottelat, M. 2012. Conspectus cobitidum: an inventory of the loaches of the world (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitoidei). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 26(Supplement 26): 1–199. Full article (PDF). Reference page. 
  • Nalbant, T. T.; 2002. Sixty million years of evolution. Part one: family Botiidae (Pisces: Ostariophysi: Cobitoidea). Travaux du Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle "Grigore Antipa" 44: 309–333, Pls. 1–12.