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); mibangi: Named for Tamo Mibang, Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi University, Doimukh, whose patronage has continually been extended to freshwater-fish research and conservation in the Eastern Himalyan region of India.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Tisa River, Brahmaputra basin in India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 102623)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12 - 13;
Vertebrae: 35. Glyptothorax mibangi is distinguished from all other species of Glyptothorax in the Ganga-Brahmaputra and Barak- Surma-Meghna basins by the following combination of characters: an obtuse, leaf-shaped thoracic adhesive apparatus with a spindle-shaped median depression, skin ridges present over entire apparatus, including the depressed region; ventral surface of pectoral spine and first pelvic-fin ray non-plaited; body depth 10.4-13.5% SL; caudal-peduncle depth 6.8-8.3% SL; snout length 52.9-58.6% HL; and the first branchial arch with 2+7 gill rakers (Ref. 102623).
Occurs in a fast flowing hill stream with a substrate consisted of boulders, cobble, pebbles and sand. The stream substrate is dominated by cobbles (Ref. 102623).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Darshan, A., R. Dutta, A. Kachari, B. Gogoi and D.N. Das, 2015. Glyptothorax mibangi, a new species of catfish (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from the Tisa River, Arunachal Pradesh, northeast India. Zootaxa 3962(1):114-122. (Ref. 102623)
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=0.00692 (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
): Low to moderate vulnerability (34 of 100) .