|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Glyptothorax exodon Ng & Rachmatika, 2005|
|Type Locality||Sungai Tekelan, Kalimantan Barat, Borneo, Indonesia.|
|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||63mm or 2.5" 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: Kapuas River drainage in western Borneo.
Pacific, Greater Sunda Island Rivers, Borneo Waters, Western Borneo Waters, Kapuas (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Vulnerable, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2019.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Raffles Bulletin of Zoology v. 53 (no. 2), pp 251, Figs. 1-2.|
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|Last Update||2019 Oct 13 03:03 (species record created: 2009 Jan 24 08:55)|