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Glyptothorax granulus Vishwanath & Linthoingambi, 2007

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Relevant Information:

Description: A Glyptothorax species with the following combination of characters: body plain with no longitudinal lines, head rounded, depressed, its depth at occiput 60.2-61% HL; occipital process separated from the dorsal pterigiophore by a considerable distance, its length 2 times its width; thoracic adhesive apparatus well developed, with a depression in the center which is open caudally, the apparatus width 78.9 85.0% its length; dorsal spine serrated posteriorly on the distal part with 6 antrose serrae; adipose dorsal fin well developed and there are no series of ridges or bumps in front of it; skin granulated; total vertebrae count 35-36; caudal peduncle height 48.3-56.0% its length. The skin is granulated (hence specific name) evenly all over body but the head is plain. Colour: Body brown. Dorsal, adipose and caudal fin bases black. A submarginal dusky stripe on proximal half of the distal half of dorsal and anal fins. Adipose fin edge white. Pectoral, ventral and caudal fins dusky.

Common Name:







Asia: Chindwin basin in Manipur, India.


9.0cm. (3½ins)


20-24°c (67-75°f.)




Vishwanath, W. and I. Linthoingambi, 2007. Fishes of the genus Glyptothorax Blyth (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from Manipur, India with description of three new species. Zoos' Print Journal 22(3):2617-2626.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version.



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