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Glyptothorax zanaensis Wu, He & Chu, 1981

Image contributors to this species:

Freshwater Fishes of China in Coloured Illustrations (1) Zhou Hang (3)  

ScotCat Sources:

Etymology = Genus

Other Sources:

Fishbase  Google Search  All Catfish Species Inventory 

 

Relevant Information:

Description: Plain dark brown to black body; neural spines distally expanded, forming a small ridge along the dorsal mid-line between the dorsal and adipose fins (recognized by a series of low bumps). Usually associated with fast flowing streams. 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 and Salween drainages, Yunnan, China. Type locality: Qinghai- Xizang plateau region, China.

Size:

10cm. (4ins)

Temp:

20-24°c (67-75°f.)

p.H.

6.0-7.0.

Reference:

Kottelat, M., 1998. Fishes of the Nam Theun and Xe Bangfai basins, Laos, with diagnoses of twenty-two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Cobitidae, Coiidae and Odontobutidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 9(1):1-128.
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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