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Glyptothorax macromaculatus Li, 1984

Image contributors to this species:

Freshwater Fishes of China in Coloured Illustrations (2) Nonn Panitvong (2) Drake Shaw (3)

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

Distinguishable by its two dark saddles on the body (at dorsal fin origin and under the adipose fin), becoming indistinct in specimens >10 cm SL; the rest of the body usually covered by irregular spots and blotches; neural spines distally pointed; absence of ridge or series of bumps along dorsal mid-line between the dorsal and adipose fins. Usually associated with fast flowing streams and headwaters. 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: Mekong drainage, China and Laos. Type locality: Yangbi Xian (Mekong drainage), Yunnan, China.

Size:

15cm. (6ins)

Temp:

22-25°c (71-77°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2008. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. www.fishbase.org, version (10/2008).
Alfred W. Thomson & Lawrence M. Page; 30 October 2006. Genera of the Asian Catfish Families Sisoridae and Erethistidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes) (Zootaxa 1345)

 

 

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