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Glyptothorax anamalaiensis Silas 1952

Image contributors to this species:

Beta Mahatvaraj (6)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

 

Relevant Information:

Colour: Body dark gray with ventral surface and fins pale. Adipose fin and other fins tipped white. Three white transverse bands are present on body, first below the rayed dorsal fin, second beneath the adipose fin and the third at the base of the caudal fin. A broad transverse band is seen at the bifurcation of the caudal fin whose lobes are tipped white. Remarks: Glyptothorax anamalaiensis is assessed as Endangered as the species has a restricted distribution, with an AOO of less than 500km2. Populations at two locations (Chaliyar and Kabini) are also under threat from habitat decline due to poisoning and dynamiting.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Sisoridaecipitidae

Distribution:

Asia: Anamalai Hills, Western Ghats, Kerala, India. Type locality: Streams at base of Anamalai Hills, South India.

Size:

6.5cm. SL (2½ins)

Temp:

18-24°c (63-75°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes), and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa 1418:1-628.
Jayaram. K.C. 2006, Catfishes of India. Narendera Publishing House. 383p.
Raghavan, R. & Ali, A. 2011. Glyptothorax anamalaiensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>.

 

 

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