|Cat-eLog Data Sheet|
|Scientific Name||Glyptothorax fokiensis (Rendahl, 1925)|
|Type Locality||Lan-Hao, Lien-Cheng-Hsien, Fokien [Fujian], southern China.|
|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||81mm or 3.2" 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).|
|IUCN Red List Category||Least Concern, range map and more is available on the IUCN species page. Last assessed 2011.|
|Breeding||Unreported in the aquarium.|
|Breeding Reports||There is no breeding report.|
|Reference||Zoologischer Anzeiger v. 64 (nos 11-12) (art. 9), pp 307.|
|Registered Keepers||Keeping this species? Why not .
There is but a single registered keeper, view all "my cats" data.
|Wishlists||Love this species? Click the heart to add it to your wish list.
There is no wish to keep this species.
|Spotters||Spotted this species somewhere? Click the binoculars!
There are 2 records of this fish being seen, view them all.
|More on Glyptothorax fokiensis|
|Look up Glyptothorax fokiensis on AquaticRepublic.com|
|Look up Glyptothorax fokiensis on Fishbase|
|Look up Glyptothorax fokiensis on Encyclopedia of Life|
|Look up Glyptothorax fokiensis on Global Biodiversity Information Facility|
|LFS label creator.|
|Last Update||2020 Oct 25 09:32 (species record created: 2019 Feb 13 22:38)|