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).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical, preferred ?
Asia: China, Laos, Viet Nam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 79574)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Body brown to blackish; pale midlateral stripe present but may not always be distinct; pale stripe along dorsal mid-line (not always distinct). Head and body rugose, covered by relatively large tubercles, usually distinct with naked eye, of very heterogeneous sizes. Anal usually without black mark restricted to base (Ref. 43281).
Adults inhabit fast-flowing water, rapids (Ref. 43281).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chu, X. and T. Mo, 1999. Sisoridae. p. 114-181. In X.-L. Chu, B.-S. Cheng and D.-Y. Dai (Eds). Faunica Sinica. Osteichthyes. Siluriformes. Science Press, Beijing. i-vii + 1-230. (Ref. 45661)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
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=0.00550 (0.00236 - 0.01278), b=3.13 (2.92 - 3.34), 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 (38 of 100) .