Glyptothorax fuscus Fowler, 1934
Glyptothorax fuscus
photo by FAO

Family:  Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes), subfamily: Glyptosterninae
Max. size:  12.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Chao Phraya and Mekong basins.
Diagnosis:  Presence of 2 dark saddles on body, at dorsal fin origin and under adipose fin; rest of body usually covered by irregular spots and blotches; distally expanded neural spines, forming a row of low bumps (each with an elongate tubercle) between dorsal and adipose fins; anal fin origin in front of adipose origin (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Usually found in foot-hill streams (Ref. 43281). Occurs under rocks and logs in fairly strong currents in medium and large-sized rivers. Feeds on aquatic insect larvae. Not seen in the markets (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 June 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.04.97
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 05.07.07

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