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); clavatus: From the Latin adjective clavatus, meaning furnish with points or prickles, in reference to its tuberculated skin.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Barak River, Barak-Meghna-Surma River drainage in India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97352)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 12;
Vertebrae: 37. 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).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rameshori, Y. and W. Vishwanath, 2014. Glyptothorax clavatus, a new species of sisorid catfish from Manipur, northeastern India (Teleostei: Sisoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 25(2):185-192. (Ref. 97352)
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
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (31 of 100) .