Glyptothorax lampris Fowler, 1934
photo by CAFS

Family:  Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes), subfamily: Glyptosterninae
Max. size:  12.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6.80000019073486 - 7.5; dH range: 5 - 15
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins and southeastern Thailand.
Diagnosis:  Greyish brown body with 3 dark brown saddles (under dorsal, adipose and at the caudal base), connected by a dark mid-lateral stripe, leaving pale oval patches. Caudal peduncle slender, depth about 3 times in its length; body and head covered by rough tubercles of very heterogeneous sizes (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Usually found in foot-hill streams (Ref. 27732). Occurs over coarse substrates in medium-sized upland rivers (Ref. 12693). Found in running waters of the lower Mekong (Ref. 36667). Feeds on aquatic insect larvae. Not seen in the markets (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 May 2011 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.04.97
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 05.07.07
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.08.01

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