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Scientific Name Glyptothorax lairamkhullensis  Devi, Linthoingambi & Singh, 2023
Common Name
Type Locality Taretlok River at Lairam Khullen, Kasom Khullen, Kamjong District, Manipur, India, 24°38'N, 16°94'E, elevation 555 meters.
Type Locality Notes The original description lists the type locality as "24°38’ N, 16°94’ E." Based on those coordinates (specifically the longitude), the location is somewhere in Libya. Conversely, from the same paper, the narrative of the type locality ("India: Manipur: Kamjong District: Taretlok River at Lairam Khullen, Kasom Khullen") is consistent with a location of 24°38’ N, 94°16’ E.
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. 
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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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Myanmar Waters, Irrawaddy, Chindwin, Taretlok (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 Records of the Zoological Survey of India v. 123 (Special Issue II), pp 30, Figs. 2-3, 5.
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Last Update 2024 Jan 21 04:50 (species record created: 2023 Jul 07 11:25)