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Glyptothorax fuscus Fowler, 1934

Image contributors to this species:

Nonn Panitvong (1) Allan James (1) Gareth Savage (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory

 

Relevant Information:

Presence of 2 dark saddles on body, at dorsal fin origin and under adipose fin; rest of body usually covered by irregular spots and blotches; distally expanded neural spines, forming a row of low bumps (each with an elongate tubercle) between dorsal and adipose fins; anal fin origin in front of adipose origin. Usually found in foot-hill streams. Occurs under rocks and logs in fairly strong currents in medium and large-sized rivers. Feeds on aquatic insect larvae. Glyptothorax is distinguished from all other sisorid genera by having an adhesive apparatus on the thorax with with grooves parallel or oblique to the longitudinal axis of the body (vs. thoracic adhesive grooves transverse to the longitudinal axis of the body in Pseudecheneis, and thoracic adhesive apparatus absent in all other genera).

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Sisoridaecipitidae

Distribution:

Asia: Chao Phraya, Chanthaburi and Mekong drainages, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Type locality: Chantaboon [Chantabun], Chanthaburi drainage, se. Thailand.

Size:

12cm(4¾ins)

Temp:

20-24°c (67-75°f.)

p.H.

6.5-7.5.

Reference:

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2008.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.  www.fishbase.org, version (10/2008).
Alfred W. Thomson & Lawrence M. Page; 30 October 2006. Genera of the Asian Catfish Families Sisoridae and Erethistidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) (Zootaxa 1345)

 

 

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