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|Glyptothorax prionotos Ng & Kottelat, 2023
|Mae Nam Moei in vicinity of Ban Wa Le, Tak Province, Thailand, 16.290°N, 98.706°E.
|Gleep toe thor axe
|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 Greek adjective πριονωτός means ‘made like a saw’ or ‘serrated’. This is used in reference to the serrated dorsal spine, which is a major diagnostic character of this species. The specific epithet is indeclinable.
|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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|IUCN Red List Category
|Unreported in the aquarium.
|There is no breeding report.
|Journal of Natural History v. 57 (nos. 25-28), pp 1332, Figs. 1, 2a, 3, 4, 6a.
|There is no registered keeper.
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|2024 Jan 14 01:17 (species record created: 2023 Oct 05 14:08)