Morphology Data of Glyptothorax pantherinus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Anganthoibi, N. and W. Vishwamanath, 2013
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Can be diagnosed from all other species of Glyptothorax by the following combination of characters: mottled skin, more prominent over the dorsal and caudal region extending to the tip of the caudal fin; a well-developed obtuse leaf-shaped thoracic adhesive apparatus with no central depression; one bean-shaped cream-colored spot on either side of the dorsal-fin origin; ventral surface of the first unbranched rays of the paired fins plaited marginally and distally (Ref. 93019).

Description: Anal-fin rays I,9,i; Pectoral-fin rays I,10,I or I,9,I (Ref. 93019).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Glyptothorax pantherinus

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)

Fins number 1
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 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 10 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  
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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