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); radiolus: Derived from the diminutive form of the Latin noun radius, meaning a ray or rod, in allusion to narrow, elongate appearance of this species.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Raidak River drainage, a right-bank tributary of the Brahmaputra River in
West Bengal, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93805)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 13;
Vertebrae: 36. Can be distinguished from other species of Glyptothorax in the Indian subcontinent except from G. ater, G. brevipinnis, G. churamanii, G. jayarami, G. pantherinus, G. pectinopterus and G. striatus 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. saisii and G. striatus in having a more slender body (depth at anus 11.2-11.4% SL vs. 11.7-16.4) and the following combination of characters: eye diameter 6.6-7.4% HL interorbital distance 28.3-28.7% HL, head length 23.7-24.3% SL, wedge-shaped central depression in thoracic adhesive apparatus devoid of skin ridges, unculiferous ridges of thoracic adhesive apparatus not extending anteriorly onto gular region, pectoral-fin length 21.4-22.8% SL, dorsal-fin spine length 11.6-13.9% SL, dorsal-to-adipose distance 26.6-26.8% SL, pelvic-fin length 16.5-18.3% SL, adipose-fin base length 13.1-14.3% SL, anal-fin base length 13.4-14.0% SL, caudal-peduncle length 20.9% SL, caudal-peduncle depth 7.7% SL (1.4-1.5 times in body depth at anus), absence of distinct pale midlateral stripe on body, and 36 total vertebrae (Ref. 93805).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and Lalramliana, 2013. Glyptothorax radiolus, a new species of sisorid catfish (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes) from northeastern India, with a redescription of G. striatus McClelland 1842. Zootaxa 3682(4):501-512. (Ref. 93805)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg 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=0.00955 (0.00310 - 0.02938), b=3.07 (2.82 - 3.32), 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) .