|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Glyptothorax maceriatus Ng & Lalramliana, 2012|
|Type Locality||India: Mizoram, Tlawng River at Sairang.|
|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. The specific name comes from the Latin adjective maceriatus (masculine), meaning enclosed or walled in, in allusion to the narrowly elliptic central depression in the thoracic adhesive apparatus being almost completely enclosed by skin ridges.|
|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||Known from the Mausam, Sur Luite (both tributaries of the Tuivai River), Tlawng and Tuirial
rivers in Mizoram, northeastern India. The Tlawng, Tuirial and Tuivai rivers form part of the Barak River drainage, which is itself part of the Surma-Meghna River system.
Indian waters, North Eastern India Waters, Padma, Ganges, Meghna, Surma, Barak (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|Furniture||Glyptothorax maceriatus was collected from clear, shallow, moderately flowing streams with a predominantly sandy bottom.|
|Suggested Tankmates||Other fishes collected along with Glyptothorax maceriatus include Garra spp.,Balitora cf. brucei,Botia cf. almorhae, Lepidocephalichthys sp., Schistura spp., Amblyceps laticeps, Glyptothorax botius, G. telchitta , and Channa sp. .|
|Breeding||Unreported in captivity.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|References||Zootaxa No. 3416, pp45, Figs. 1-2.(Glyptothorax maceriatus, a new species of sisorid catfish (Actinopterygii: Siluriformes) from north-eastern India,Heok Hee Ng and Lalramliana).|
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|Last Update||2013 Feb 20 11:11 (species record created: 2012 Aug 09 05:28)|