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Scientific Name Glyptothorax schmidti  (Volz, 1904)
Common Name
Type Locality Simbolon Gebirge [= olok Simbolon, 3°01'N, 98°54'E], central Sumatra, Indonesia, elevation 1400 meters.
Pronunciation Gleep toe thor axe
Etymology The generic name comes from the Greek glyptos, meaning carved, and thorax, meaning breastplate (or the part of the body covered by it), in reference to the folds of skin comprising the thoracic adhesive apparatus. 
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Size 85mm or 3.3" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
Identification Sisorid catfishes of the genus Glyptothorax Blyth are benthic inhabitants of torrential waters of rivers and streams in montane and submontane parts of tropical Asia. The members of the genus are adapted to attach themselves to rocks and boulders against strong currents by means of a thoracic adhesive apparatus comprising grooves and folded pleats of skin parallel or oblique to the longitudinal axis of the body. The genus has a wide distribution, ranging from Turkey and Syria in the west, to India and China in the east, and extending further southeastward to Indonesia. With 84 nominal species, Glyptothorax are the most speciose genus of catfishes in Asia (Eschmeyer et al., 1998, Ng, 2005); 67 species were treated as valid by Thomson & Page (2006).
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Distribution Asia: Sumatra, Indonesia.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Pacific, Malaysia Waters, Peninsular Malaysia Waters (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.
Other Parameters Zaid et al. (2018; Malayan Nature Journal, 70(4), 367-371) collected this species in a small stream with clear water flowing at slow to medium water currents. Water parameters were pH 6.5-6.6, DO 7.7-8.5 mg/l, Conductivity 27.2-28.2 μS/cm, and TDS 17.4-18.4 mg/L.
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Furniture Zaid et al. (2018; Malayan Nature Journal, 70(4), 367-371) collected this species in a small stream flowing over a sandy bed covered with small and large rocks.
Breeding Unreported in captivity.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Revue Suisse de Zoologie v. 12 (no. 2), pp 470.
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Last Update 2019 Oct 06 05:04 (species record created: 2004 Nov 18 00:00)