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Glyptothorax lonah (Sykes, 1839)

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Nikhil Sood (2)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

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Relevant Information:

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 body.

Common Name:

Mountain Catfish


Bagrus lonah, Glyptosternum dekkanense




Asia: Deccan, Godavari and Krishna River basins, India. Type locality: Deccan, India.


12.0cm. SL (4¾ins)


18-24°c (63-75°f.)




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. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 May 2013.



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