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|Scientific Name||Glyptothorax nelsoni Ganguly, Datta & Sen, 1972|
|Type Locality||Subarnarekha River, Chotanagpur Plateau, Bihar, India.|
|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||80mm 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).|
|Distribution||Asia: India. |
Indian waters, Bengal Waters, West Bengal Waters, Subarnarekha (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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|IUCN Red List Category||Not Evaluated|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Copeia 1972 (no. 2), pp 341, Figs. 1-2.|
|Registered Keepers||There is no registered keeper.|
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|Last Update||2020 Oct 25 09:50 (species record created: 2019 Feb 13 22:18)|