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); obliquimaculatus: Name derived from the Latin obliqui (meaning oblique) and maculates (meaning having blotches), in reference to the oblique blotches scattered along lateral surface. A noun in apposition. More on authors: Jiang, Chen & Yang.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.4 - ?. Tropical; 25°C - ? (Ref. 82596)
Asia: known only from its type locality, the Xiaohei River, a tributary of the Nanting River, Salween drainage in Yunnan, China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 82596)
The type locality is characterized by clear and slow-flowing water, bottom with sand and cobble, water depth mostly less than 1 m, velocity of flow about 2 m/s, and no macrophytes in the water (Ref. 82596).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Jiang, W.-S., X.-Y. Chen and J.-X. Yang, 2010. A new species of sisorid catfish genus Glyptothorax (Teleostei: Sisoridae) from Salween drainage of Yunnan, China. Environ. Biol. Fish. 87(2):125-133. (Ref. 82596)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00813 (0.00273 - 0.02423), b=3.06 (2.82 - 3.30), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .