Glyptosternon reticulatum McClelland, 1842
Turkestan catfish
Glyptosternon reticulatum
photo by Neeraj Kumar Sharma & Dr.Javaid Iqbal Mir

Family:  Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes), subfamily: Glyptosterninae
Max. size:  24 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 7; dH range: 20
Distribution:  Asia: Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Tibet. Also former USSR (Ref. 11145).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in rivers and streams under stones and rocks. Feeds mainly on invertebrates , specially insect larvae (Ref. 6868).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.06.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 05.07.07
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 31.01.00

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