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Scientific Name Glyptothorax rugimentum  Ng & Kottelat, 2008
Common Name
Type Locality Stream "Chon Son" between Kyondaw and Phadaw, about 20 kilometers northwest of Payathouzu, (at border with Thailand), Ataran River drainage, Kayin State, Myanmar, 15°25'N, 98°15'E.
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 79mm or 3.1" 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).

Can be differentiated from all members of the Glyptothorax except Glyptothorax indicus in having the unculiferous ridges of the thoracic adhesive apparatus extending anteriorly onto the gular (throat) region. Differs from Glyptothorax indicus in having a wider head, larger eye, shorter nasal barbels, a narrower thoracic adhesive apparatus, pelvic-fin origin at vertical through base of last dorsal-fin ray, a more steeply-sloping posterior margin of the adipose fin, and the presence of light and dark vertical bands on the caudal peduncle.
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Distribution Asia: Ataran, Salween and Sittang River drainages in Myanmar and western Thailand.
Salween, Ataran (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Salween (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Myanmar Waters, Sittang (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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Reference The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology v. 56 (no.1), pp 129, Figs. 1, 3a, 5a
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Last Update 2019 Oct 08 11:24 (species record created: 2005 Nov 16 00:00)