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); caudimaculatus: The species is derived from the Latin cauda (tail) and maculatus (stained or spotted). An adjective.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?; 23°N - 22°N, 92°E - 93°E
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: India, Koladyne basin in Mizoram State (Ref. 86532).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86532)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Can be diagnosed by the combination of the following characters: rhomboidal-shaped thoracic adhesive apparatus with its unculiferous ridges extending anteriorly onto the gular region; central depression on thoracic adhesive apparatus opening posteriorly in an inverted V-shaped form; sparsely granulated skin; papillated lips; long nasal barbel, its length being 35.2-43.3 % HL; acutely pointed snout; ventral surface of paired fin rays non-plaited; and posteriorly serrated pectoral-fin spine (Ref. 86532).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anganthoibi, N. and W. Vishwanath, 2011. Two new species of Glyptothorax from the Koladyne basin, Mizoram, India (Teleostei: Sisoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. (21):323-330. (Ref. 86532)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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
): 3.1 ±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 (29 of 100) .