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Glyptothorax exodon  Ng & Rachmatika, 2005

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes) > Glyptosterninae
Etymology: Glyptothorax: Greek, glyptes = carver + Greek, thorax = breast (Ref. 45335);  exodon: From the Greek exo, meaning out, and odontos (tooth), in reference to the exposed premaxillary teeth.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Kapuas River drainage in western Borneo.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 56938)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6; Anal soft rays: 12 - 13; Vertebrae: 35 - 37. Distinguished from Sundaic congeners except Glyptothorax platypogonides and G. siamensis in possessing a slender body (13.8-15.8% SL). Differs from G. platypogonides in having a deeper caudal peduncle (6.8-7.3% SL vs. 5.7-6.7) and more exposed premaxillary teeth when the mouth is closed and from G. siamensis in having a larger eye (10.4-13.2% HL vs. 7.5-9.1) and a mottled color pattern lacking distinct pale stripes (vs. a uniform dark brown with distinct pale midlateral and mid-dorsal stripes) (Ref. 56938).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits swift, clear streams with a substrate consisting of gravel, cobble or large rocks (Ref. 2091).

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Ng, H.H. and I. Rachmatika, 2005. Glyptothorax exodon, a new species of rheophilic catfish from Borneo (Teleostei: Sisoridae). Raffles Bull. Zool. 53(2):251-255. (Ref. 56938)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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