Dorsal spines (total): 1; Dorsal soft rays (total):
6; Anal spines: 12; Anal soft rays: 13; Vertebrae:
37. Distinguished from other species of Glyptothorax
in the Indian subcontinent except for G. ater,
G. brevipinnis, G. churamanii, G.
jayarami, G. nelsoni, G. pantherinus,
G. pectinopterus, G. radiolus and
G. saisii in having (vs. lacking) a prominently
plicate ventral surface of the pectoral-fin spine
and the first pelvic-fin ray. Can be separated from
G. ater, G. brevipinnis, G.
churamanii, G. jayarami, G. nelsoni,
G. pantherinus, G. pectinopterus,
G. radiolus and G. saisii in having
the following combination of characters: snout length
51.8-54.7% HL, wedge-shaped central depression in
thoracic adhesive apparatus devoid of skin ridges,
pectoral-fin length 18.7-23.8% SL, plicae on ventral
surfaces of pectoral-fin spine continuous, dorsal-fin
spine length 10.3-15.7% SL, dorsal-to adipose distance
24.9-27.9% SL, body depth at anus 11.0-14.7% SL, adipose-fin
base length 10.7-13.5% SL, caudal-peduncle length
18.4-20.7% SL, caudal-peduncle depth 6.8-8.6% SL (1.6-1.9
times in body depth at anus), and distinct pale midlateral
stripe on body. Habitat: Inhabits
mountain rapids. Remarks:
Glyptothorax striatus was described from
the Khasi Hills in Meghalaya, India, and is present
in the Meghna and Brahmaputra river drainages in India
and probably in Bangladesh. Logging, deforestation
and mining activities in Khasi Hills threaten the
species' habitat and population. Since the range is
just over 20,000 km2, this species misses qualifying
for Vulnerable category. It is hence assessed as Near
and Sikkim in India. Brahmaputra River drainage and
Surma-Meghna River system. Type locality:
Talwar, P.K. and A.G.
Jhingran, 1991. Inland fishes of India and
adjacent countries. Volume 2. A.A. Balkema, Rotterdam. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2019. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, ( 12/2019 ). Ng, H.H. 2010. Glyptothorax striatus.
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010.