Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfishes) > Sisoridae
(Sisorid catfishes) > Glyptosterninae
Etymology: Glyptothorax: Greek, glyptes = carver + Greek, thorax = breast (Ref. 45335). More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 6.8 - 7.5; dH range: 5 - 15; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 20°C - 24°C (Ref. 13614)
Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins and southeastern Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27732)
Greyish brown body with 3 dark brown saddles (under dorsal, adipose and at the caudal base), connected by a dark mid-lateral stripe, leaving pale oval patches. Caudal peduncle slender, depth about 3 times in its length; body and head covered by rough tubercles of very heterogeneous sizes (Ref. 43281).
Usually found in foot-hill streams (Ref. 27732). Occurs over coarse substrates in medium-sized upland rivers (Ref. 12693). Found in running waters of the lower Mekong (Ref. 36667). Feeds on aquatic insect larvae. Not seen in the markets (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00322 - 0.01632), b=3.07 (2.89 - 3.25), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.40 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (39 of 100) .