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); filicatus: The specific name is fom the Latin 'filicatus' (adorned with ferns), in allusion to the frond-like arrangement of the skin ridges on the thoracic adhesive apparatus of this species. More on authors: Ng & Freyhof.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Se Sap River drainage of the Mekong River in Vietnam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79574)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14;
Vertebrae: 38. Differs from all Indochinese congeners by the possession of a diverging pattern of striae running along the edges of the central depression in the thoracic adhesive apparatus. Other unique combination of characters useful to distinguish this species include dorsal-spine length 13.7-15.1% SL, pectoral-fin length 21.5-21.9% SL, length of adipose-fin base 13.3-15.0% SL, depth of caudal peduncle 8.4-8.8% SL, body depth at anus 15.1-16.0% SL, snout length 48.0-52.9% HL, eye diameter 8.9-9.9% HL, anterior nuchal plate strongly demarcated in beige and caudal peduncle with a pale vertical band (Ref. 79574).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and J. Freyhof, 2008. Two new species of Glyptothorax (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from central Vietnam. Zootaxa 1873:11-25. (Ref. 79574)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
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=0.00776 (0.00340 - 0.01773), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .