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Scientific Name Glyptothorax trilineatus  Blyth, 1860
Common Name Dreistreifen-Gebirgswels (Germany)
Type Locality Tenasserim, Myanmar.
Synonym(s) Glyptosternum trilineatum
Pronunciation Gleep toe thor axe - tri lin ee ah tuss
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 250mm or 9.8" 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).

A white mid-dorsal stripe extending from occiput to base of caudal fin, a narrow whitish axial line on sides from shoulder to base of caudal peduncle.
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Distribution Asia: India, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand and Laos. Reported from China.
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IUCN Red List Status Least Concern
pH 6.0 - 7.2
Temperature 10.0-20.0°C or 50-68°F (Show species within this range)
Other Parameters dH 10.
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Breeding Unreported in captivity.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References J. Asiatic Soc. Bengalv. 29 (no. 2) - pp154
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Last Update 2007 Jan 20 05:57 (species record created: 2005 Jun 19 00:00)