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); jayarami: Named in memory of K.C. Jayaram, who made a substantial contribution to Indian ichthyology.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: known only from the type locality, the Kaladan River in Mizoram, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 90059)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12. Distinguished from other species of the genus Glyptothorax by the having the following characters: thoracic adhesive apparatus elongate, ovoid with an oval central depression, the apparatus not reaching the gular region; base of the caudal fin with two blackish-brown blotches behind the hypural plate; occipital process not in contact with the anterior nuchal-plate element; a long dorsal spine (17.9-19.5 % SL); ventral surfaces of simple and adjacent branched rays of the pectoral and pelvic fins with well developed plicae, and first branchial arch with eight to nine gill rakers (Ref. 90059).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rameshori, Y. and W. Vishwanath, 2012. Glyptothorax jayarami, a new species of catfish (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from Mizoram, northeastern India. Zootaxa 3304:54-62. (Ref. 90059)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
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