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Glyptothorax elankadensis  Plamoottil & Abraham, 2013

Travancore rock catfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes (Catfish) > Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes) > Glyptosterninae
Etymology: Glyptothorax: Greek, glyptes = carver + Greek, thorax = breast (Ref. 45335);  elankadensis: Named for its type locality, Elankadu (Manimala River, Kerala, India).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: India.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93434)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-6; Anal soft rays: 7 - 10. This medium sized species is distinguished by the following characters: tips of all the fins yellow; 3 narrow yellow bands, one mid dorsal and others mid lateral on longitudinal axis of body; 2 small yellowish round spots on dorsal side, downwards and backwards from dorsal fin origin; a round yellowish spot in between eyes; median fontanel on the dorsal side of the head very faint and indistinct; occipital process does not reach basal bone of dorsal fin; eyes very minute; blue colored, nearly circular, level to the surface of head or a little bulging and are located behind and above the angle of jaws; inferior mouth; thoracic apparatus longer than broad, with an elongated groove in the middle of it; rayed dorsal is shorter than head and pectoral, but longer than pelvic and anal, the base is longer than pectoral and pelvic but shorter than anal; first ray of pectoral and last undivided ray of dorsal fin are serrated on inner side, none of the fins touch each other; ventral surface of anterior region of head papillated; body finely granulated; head length 4.2, body depth at dorsal fin origin 5.9 in standard length; eye diameter 17.1; head width 1.1, head depth 1.6, width of gape of mouth 2.6 in head length (Ref. 93434).

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Plamoottil, M. and N.P. Abraham, 2013. Glyptothorax elankadensis (Order-Siluriformes: family-Sisoridae), a new fish species from Manimala River, Kerala, India. Biosystematica 6(2):17-25. (Ref. 93434)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00313 - 0.01531), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), based on LWR estimates for this Genus-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 (39 of 100) .