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Scientific Name Glyptothorax panda  Ferraris, CJ & R Britz, 2005
Common Name
Type Locality Upper Irrawaddy R, drainage, hill stream 8 mi. from Kamaing on road to Tanai, vicinigy of Myitkyina, Kachin State, Myanmar.
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 32mm or 1.3" 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).

A dwarf species.
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Distribution Sittaung River, Myanmar
Asia: Irrawaddy River basin in Myanmar.
Myanmar Waters, Sittang (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Myanmar Waters, Irrawaddy (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Status Data Deficient
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Breeding Unreported in captivity.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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References Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters 376 Figs. 1-2
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Last Update 2007 Jan 20 05:57 (species record created: 2005 Nov 19 00:00)