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: Fowler.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Chao Phraya and Mekong basins.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)
Presence of 2 dark saddles on body, at dorsal fin origin and under adipose fin; rest of body usually covered by irregular spots and blotches; distally expanded neural spines, forming a row of low bumps (each with an elongate tubercle) between dorsal and adipose fins; anal fin origin in front of adipose origin (Ref. 43281).
Usually found in foot-hill streams (Ref. 43281). Occurs under rocks and logs in fairly strong currents in medium and large-sized rivers. Feeds on aquatic insect larvae. Not seen in the markets (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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