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); coracinus: The specific name is from the Greek 'korakinos' (like a raven), in reference to the dark coloration of this species.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: coastal drainages draining the western face of the Krâvanh (Cardamom) Mountains and Dâmrei (Elephant) Mountains in southwest Cambodia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 78392)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 14;
Vertebrae: 36 - 37. Differs from all other species of the genus Glyptothorax, except for Glyptothorax siamensis, by the possession of a blackish brown body with indistinct pale longitudinal stripes on the lateral line and mid-dorsal regions. Can be differentiated from Glyptothorax siamensis in having a smaller eye with eye diameter 6.3-7.2% HL (vs. 7.5-11.2) and a thoracic adhesive apparatus with less convex lateral edges and absence of anastomosing striae (vs. presence). Distinguished from other congeners by the following characters: caudal peduncle length 18.6-21.0% SL; caudal peduncle depth 7.9-9.4% SL; vertebrae 36-37; tubercles on the dorsal surface of the head with a single, median ridge; pale markings on the nuchal pale absent; length of adipose-fin base 12.3-14.5% SL (Ref. 78392).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.K. and W.J. Rainboth, 2008. Glyptothorax coracinus, a new species of hillstream catfish from Cambodia (Teleostei: Sisoridae). Zootaxa 1839:60-68. (Ref. 78392)
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
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .