Glyptothorax Blyth, 1860

Alfred W. Thomson & Lawrence M. Page, 2006, Genera of the Asian Catfish Families Sisoridae and Erethistidae (Teleostei: Siluriformes)., Zootaxa 1345, pp. 1-96: 40-42

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Glyptothorax Blyth, 1860
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Glyptothorax Blyth, 1860  ZBK 

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Glyptothorax Blyth, 1860  ZBK  : 154. (Type species: Glyptosternon striatus McClelland, 1842  ZBK  , by subsequent designation by Bleeker (1863: 105). Gender masculine.

Aglyptosternon Bleeker, 1862  ZBK  (in Bleeker, 1862-63): 12. (Type species: Silurus cous Linnaeus, 1766  ZBK  , by original designation). Gender neuter. Silurus cous  ZBK  , the type species of Aglyptosternon  ZBK  , was placed in the genus Glyptothorax  ZBK  by Coad (1979). Li (1986) listed Aglyptosternon Bleeker, 1862  ZBK  in the synonymy of Glyptothorax  ZBK  .

Euclyptosternum Guenther, 1864  ZBK  : 183. (Type species: Silurus cous Linnaeus, 1766  ZBK  , apparently an unjustified emendation of Aglyptosternon Bleeker, 1862  ZBK  , which Günther spelled as Aclyptosternon  ). Gender neuter. Hora (1923b) synonymized Euclyptosternum Guenther, 1864  ZBK  with Glyptothorax  ZBK  but did not consider it to be the same as Aglyptosternon Bleeker, 1862  ZBK  .

Pteroglanis Fowler, 1934a  ZBK  : 92. (Type species: Pteroglanis horai Fowler, 1934  ZBK  , by original designation. Preoccupied by Pteroglanis Eigenmann & Pearson, 1924  ZBK  , in fishes, replaced by Pteropsoglanis Fowler, 1934  ZBK  ). Gender masculine.

Pteropsoglanis Fowler, 1934b  ZBK  : 351. (Type species: Pteroglanis horai Fowler, 1934  ZBK  , by being a replacement name. Replacement name for Pteroglanis Fowler, 1934  ZBK  ; preoccupied by Pteroglanis Eigenmann & Pearson, 1924  ZBK  , in fishes). Gender masculine. Li (1986) listed Pteroglanis Fowler, 1934  ZBK  in the synonymy of Glyptothorax  ZBK  . Ferraris & Britz (2005) placed Pteroglanis horai  ZBK  , the type species of Pteropsoglanis  ZBK  in the genus Glyptothorax  ZBK  .

Sundagagata Boeseman, 1966  ZBK  : 243. (Type species: Sundagagata robusta Boeseman, 1966  ZBK  , by original designation). Gender feminine. Kottelat et al. (1993) considered Sundagagata robusta  ZBK  to be based on an abnormal specimen of Glyptothorax platypogon  and the genus Sundagagata  ZBK  to be a synonym of Glyptothorax  ZBK  .

Paraglyptothorax Li, 1986  ZBK  : 524. (Type species: Glyptosternum pallozonum Lin, 1934  ZBK  , by original designation. Originally proposed as a subgenus of Glyptothorax  ZBK  ). Gender masculine.

Superglyptothorax Li, 1986  ZBK  : 524. (Type species: Glyptothorax coheni Ganguly, Datta & Sen, 1972  ZBK  , by original designation. Originally proposed as a subgenus of Glyptothorax  ZBK  ). Gender masculine.

Diagnosis: Thoracic adhesive apparatus with grooves parallel or oblique to longitudinal axis of body (vs. grooves transverse to longitudinal axis of body or thoracic adhesive apparatus absent).

Glyptothorax  ZBK  is distinguished from all other sisorid genera by having an adhesive apparatus on the thorax with with grooves parallel or oblique to the longitudinal axis of the body (vs. thoracic adhesive grooves transverse to the longitudinal axis of the body in Pseudecheneis  ZBK  , and thoracic adhesive apparatus absent in all other genera).

Description: Dorsal fin with strong spine, 5-7 rays; pectoral fin with strong spine, 6-11 rays; 6 pelvic-fin rays, 7-14 anal-fin rays. Head small, depressed; snout conical; body elongate, moderately or greatly depressed. Skin smooth or tuberculate. Eyes small, dorsal. Lips thick, fleshy, often papillate. Teeth villiform, in bands; palatal teeth present or absent. Maxillary barbel with well-developed membrane, soft base. Gill openings wide, branchiostegal membranes narrowly connected with isthmus. Coracoid very short, extends at most barely past pectoral-fin base, often not visible externally. Pectoral-fin spine serrated anteriorly. Dorsal-fin spine smooth or serrate on anterior edge, smooth or finely serrated on posterior edge. Thoracic adhesive apparatus present, groves parallel or oblique to longitudinal axis of body. Paired fins plaited and modified to form an adhesive apparatus (Fig. 15), or non-plaited.

Distribution: Black Sea basin, northern Turkey, south and east to the Yangtze River drainage in China and south throughout Indo-China to Java, Indonesia (Coad & Delmastro, 1985; Chu et al., 1999; Ng, 2005a)

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Actinopterygii

Order

Siluriformes

Family

Sisoridae

Loc

Glyptothorax Blyth, 1860

Alfred W. Thomson & Lawrence M. Page 2006

2006
Loc

Paraglyptothorax

Li 1986

1986
Loc

Superglyptothorax

Li 1986

1986
Loc

Euclyptosternum Guenther , 1864

Günther 1864

1864
Loc

Aclyptosternon

Günther 1864

1864
Loc

Euclyptosternum Guenther , 1864

Günther 1864

1864
Loc

Aglyptosternon

Bleeker 1862

1862
Loc

Aglyptosternon

Bleeker 1862

1862
Loc

Aglyptosternon

Bleeker 1862

1862
Loc

Aglyptosternon

Bleeker 1862

1862
Loc

Aglyptosternon

Bleeker 1862

1862