Morphology Data of Glyptothorax clavatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Rameshori, Y. and W. Vishwanath, 2014
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Glyptothorax clavatus can be diagnosed from all its congeners by the possession of the following characters: elliptical thoracic adhesive apparatus with a chevron-shaped median depression; striae on the ventral surface of pectoral-fin spine and first pelvic-fin ray absent; dense tuberculation present all over the body; tubercles short triangular-shaped; distinct light cream midlateral stripe running along the entire length of the body and a light cream mid-dorsal stripe; caudal peduncle depth 8.6-10.1% SL; dorsal spine length 17.1-18.8% SL; gill rakers 2+7 on the first branchial; and vertebrae 18+19 (Ref. 97352).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Glyptothorax clavatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 8
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 37 - 37


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 6 - 6
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 12

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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