Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Sisoridae
(Sisorid catfishes) > Glyptosterninae
Etymology: Glyptothorax: Greek, glyptes = carver + Greek, thorax = breast (Ref. 45335). More on author: McClelland.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Meghalaya and Sikkim in India (Ref. 4833). Brahmaputra River drainage and Surma-Meghna River system (Ref. 93805).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 21.5 cm male/unsexed; (Ref. 4833)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13;
Vertebrae: 37. Distinguished from other species of Glyptothorax in the Indian subcontinent except for G. ater, G. brevipinnis, G. churamanii, G. jayarami, G. nelsoni, G. pantherinus, G. pectinopterus, G. radiolus and G. saisii in having (vs. lacking) a prominently plicate ventral surface of the pectoral-fin spine and the first pelvic-fin ray. Can be separated from G. ater, G. brevipinnis, G. churamanii, G. jayarami, G. nelsoni, G. pantherinus, G. pectinopterus, G. radiolus and G. saisii in having the following combination of characters: snout length 51.8-54.7% HL, wedge-shaped central depression in thoracic adhesive apparatus devoid of skin ridges, pectoral-fin length 18.7-23.8% SL, plicae on ventral surfaces of pectoral-fin spine continuous, dorsal-fin spine length 10.3-15.7% SL, dorsal-to adipose distance 24.9-27.9% SL, body depth at anus 11.0-14.7% SL, adipose-fin base length 10.7-13.5% SL, caudal-peduncle length 18.4-20.7% SL, caudal-peduncle depth 6.8-8.6% SL (1.6-1.9 times in body depth at anus), and distinct pale midlateral stripe on body (Ref. 93805).
Inhabits mountain rapids (Ref. 41236).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. (Ref. 4833)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Fisheries: minor commercial
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00269 - 0.02456), b=3.06 (2.82 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .