|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Glyptothorax plectilis Ng & Hadiaty, 2008|
|Type Locality||Sungai Ketambe, a tributary of Sungai Alas, 3°41'N, 97°39'E, Aceh Province, Sumatra.|
|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.|
|Size||76mm or 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).|
|Distribution||Asia: Alas River drainage in Sumatra, Indonesia.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Sumatra Waters, Alas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Breeding||Unreported in captivity.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia v. 157, pp 138, Figs.1-2A.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 13 02:23 (species record created: 2008 Dec 28 09:13)|