Described by K.C. Gopi in
2007. It is endemic to the Western Ghats and only
known from the Tunga River from inside the Kudremukh
National Park. Glyptothorax kudremukhensis
is assessed as Critically Endangered as it known only
from a single location: the Muduba area in the upstreams
of Tunga River inside the Kudremukh National Park,
Karnataka with an area of occupancy less than 10 km².
Although it occurs within a protected area, its habitat
is located in a degraded forest and is under threat
from sedimentation. G. kudremukhensis was
possibly threatened by iron ore mining in Kudremukh
National Park, although this has now stopped. The
species is currently threatened by sedimentation of
its habitat (Sandeep et al. 2010). IUCN categorises
the species as critically endangered. Habitat:
Although the species was collected from a small water
pool formed by stones , it is reasonable to predict
that like all sisorid catfishes, G. kudremukhensis
may also occur in microhabitats connected with torrential
area in the upstreams of Tunga River inside the Kudremukh
National Park, Karnataka, India.
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