|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Glyptothorax burmanicus Prashad & Mukerji, 1929|
|Type Locality||Sankha, a large hill-stream, midway between Kamaing and Mogaung, Myitkyina dist., Upper Myanmar.|
|Pronunciation||Gleep toe thor axe - burr man ick uss|
|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.|
|Size||165mm or 6.5" 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).|
|Distribution||Asia: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar.
Irrawaddy and Salween drainages.
Myanmar Waters, Irrawaddy (click on these areas to find other species found there)
Salween (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Status||Least Concern|
|Furniture||Inhabits sandy or rocky bottoms of springs.|
|Breeding||Unreported in captivity.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Rec. Indian Mus. (Calcutta) v. 31 (pt 3); Pl 7, fig 3, fig 5.|
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|Last Update||2013 Jun 25 07:11 (species record created: 2006 Oct 08 03:44)|