Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Siluriformes
(Catfish) > Sisoridae
(Sisorid catfishes) > Glyptosterninae
Etymology: Glyptothorax: Greek, glyptes = carver + Greek, thorax = breast (Ref. 45335); rugimentum: Derived from the Latin ruga (crease), and mentum (chin), in reference to the presence of unculiferous skin ridges on the gular region.. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Ataran, Salween and Sittang River drainages in Myanmar and western Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 74930)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10 - 11;
Vertebrae: 35 - 38. Can be differentiated from all members of the Glyptothorax except Glyptothorax indicus in having the unculiferous ridges of the thoracic adhesive apparatus extending anteriorly onto the gular region (vs. gular region without unculiferous ridges). Differs from Glyptothorax indicus in having a wider head (19.1-22.6% SL vs. 16.3-18.9), larger eye (8.4-11.6% HL vs. 6.2-8.1), shorter nasal barbels (not reaching anterior orbital margin vs. reaching to middle of orbit; 24.5-37.1% HL vs. 37.8-52.5), a narrower thoracic adhesive apparatus (in a rhomboidal, somewhat U-shaped field vs. a more laterally divergent chevron-shaped field), pelvic-fin origin at (vs. posterior) vertical through base of last dorsal-fin ray, a more steeply-sloping posterior margin of the adipose fin, and the presence ( vs. absence) of light and dark vertical bands on the caudal peduncle (Ref. 74930).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Ng, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 2008. Glyptothorax rugimentum, a new species of catfish from Myanmar and western Thailand (Teleostei: Sisoridae). Raffles Bull. Zool. 56(1):129-134. (Ref. 74930)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00336 - 0.01560), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low to moderate vulnerability (33 of 100) .