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); strabonis: Specific name from the Latin 'strabonis' (one who squints), in allusion to the relatively small eye of this species. More on authors: Ng & Freyhof.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Giang River (Song Giang) drainage in central Vietnam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79574)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 14. Differs from all Indochinese congeners by having a smaller eye with eye diameter 6.2-6.5% SL (vs. 8.6-12.0% SL). Other features useful to separate this species from other species of Glyptothorax in central Vietnam include thoracic adhesive apparatus consisting of striae arranged in a broad oval field, caudal peduncle length 20.5-21.2% SL, caudal peduncle depth 7.5-7.6% SL, body depth at anus 13.7-20.9% SL, head width 17.9-18.8% SL, 14-16 serrae on posterior margin of pectoral spine, and body dark-brown with indistinct pale midlateral and mid-dorsal stripes (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) .