Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Sisoridae
(Sisorid catfishes) > Glyptosterninae
Etymology: Glyptothorax: Greek, glyptes = carver + Greek, thorax = breast (Ref. 45335); chimtuipuiensis: Named for its type locality, Chimtuipui River.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Chimtuipui River, a tributary of the Koladyne River at Mizoram (Koladan drainage) in India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 85325)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10;
Vertebrae: 35. Possesses the following diagnostic characters: skin granulated; dorsal profile greatly arched anterior to the adipose fin; dorsal spine short and smooth, its length 5.1-8.9% SL; pectoral-fin length 16.8-21.9% SL, ventral surface of first simple ray plaited; adipose-fin base length 22.1-27.3% SL; thoracic adhesive apparatus chevron shaped, wider than long, the median ridges of the apparatus perpendicular to its base, slightly diverging laterally, its base concave, open caudally, with a shallow depression at its posterior end followed by a small fold of skin (Ref. 85325).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Anganthoibi, N. and W. Wishwanath, 2010. Glyptothorax chimtuipuiensis, a new species of catfish (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from the Koladyne basin, India. Zootaxa 2628:56-62. (Ref. 85325)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00322 - 0.01632), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±0.4 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .