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Glyptothorax laosensis Fowler, 1934

Image contributors to this species:

Freshwater Fishes of China in Coloured Illustrations (1) Zhou Hang (1)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory 

 

Relevant Information:

G. Laosensis has a blackish body; a yellowish stripe along the middle of the side and one along the dorsal mid-line; head and body smooth, covered by small tubercles, all more or less of same size; usually a black bar or almost entirely black on anal fin. Adults inhabit flowing waters of small and medium-sized streams. Found over coarse substrates and in small upland streams with alternating pools, waterfalls and rapids. 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 and Mekong drainages, China, Laos and Thailand. Type Locality: Bua Yai [Mekong drainage], E. Thailand.

Size:

11cm. (4¼ins)

Temp:

18-23°c (63-73°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

Kottelat, M., 2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd., Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 198 p.
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2008.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (01/2009).
Alfred W. Thomson & Lawrence M. Page; 30 October 2006. Genera of the Asian Catfish Families Sisoridae and Erethistidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) (Zootaxa 1345)
Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO Species Identification Field Guide for Fishery Purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p.

 

 

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                                                                                                updated = September 23, 2017 © ScotCat 1997-2017