This species is threatened
in parts of its range by sedimentation, dynamiting,
poisoning, pollution (from agricultural run off) and
organic pollution. It occurs in small mountain stream
cascades and riffles. Colour: Grayish
above and dirty white below. A white streak is evident
along the lateral line and the bases of the fins have
dark patches in their distal portions. Remarks:
differs from G. annandalei in having a broader
caudal peduncle, longer pectoral fins and a more depressed
Bagrus lonah, Glyptosternum
Godavari and Krishna River basins, India. Type
locality: Deccan, India.
12.0cm. SL (4¾ins)
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. Ali, A. & Raghavan, R. 2011.
Glyptothorax lonah. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of
Threatened Species. Version 2012.2.