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Glyptothorax siamensis Hora, 1923

Image contributors to this species:

Piscesilim (3) Allan James (1) Mark Goh (1)

ScotCat Sources:
Etymology = Genus Etymology = Species

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory
 

Relevant Information:

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). Glyptothorax siamensis differs from Glyptothorax platypogonides by having a fairly uniform colour pattern with distinct pale mid-dorsal and midlateral stripes vs. highly mottled coloration without distinct pale stripes. Distinguished also from G. dorsalis by having dark spots randomly distributed on the head and body and absence of pale colored nuchal shield vs. darker spots on the head and body and presence of a pale coloured nuchal shield.

Common Name:

None

Synonyms:

None

Family:

Sisoridaecipitidae

Distribution:

Asia: Malaysia; Selangor, hills west of Ginting Sempak, 29km east of Kuala Lumpur along Bentong Road. Thailand: Nakon Si Thammarat.

Size:

9.5cm (3¾ins)

Temp:

18-24°c (63-75°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

Ng, H.H. and I. Rachmatika 2005 Glyptothorax exodon, a new species of rheophilic catfish from Borneo (Teleostei: Sisoridae). Raffles Bull. Zool. 53(2):251-255.

 

 

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                                                                                            updated = September 23, 2017 © ScotCat 1997-2017