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Scientific Name Glyptothorax viridis  Shangningam & Kosygin, 2023
Common Name
Type Locality Dujang River at Dutuwl below Khubung Khullen, a tributary of the Chakpi River, Chindwin basin, Chandel District, Manipur, India, 24°07ꞌ32.39"N, 93°53ꞌ04.49"E.
Type Locality Notes Glyptothorax viridis was collected in rapids with cobbles, boulders and rocks as substrate. The fish was collected along with species of the genus Schistura, Mustura, Psilorhynchus, Garra and Mastacembelus.
Pronunciation Gleep toe thor axe - vi ree diss.
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 species name ‘viridis’ is derived from Latin meaning green, alluding to the color pattern of live individuals.
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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).
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Distribution The species is presently known only from the type locality, the Dujang, a hillstream tributary of Chakpi River, Chindwin River basin in Manipur, India.
Myanmar Waters, Irrawaddy, Chindwin, Myittha, Manipur, Chapki (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
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Breeding Unreported in the aquarium.
Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zootaxa 5315 (no. 1), pp 86, Figs. 1-3A.
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Last Update 2023 Oct 22 02:13 (species record created: 2023 Jul 06 07:11)