Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is known from the Ganges and Brahmaputra River drainage in India (and presumably Bangladesh).
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Asia: Ganges River drainage.
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Hoogly River, India and Nepal.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal spines (total): 1; Vertebrae: 34 - 36
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Size

Max. size

7.5 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 54474))
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Diagnostic Description

Distinguished from its congeners, except Glyptothorax telchitta, in northeast India in having a combination of large, prominent tubercles on the head and body, a thoracic adhesive apparatus without a median depression, and a very slender body and caudal peduncle (sometimes described as spindle shaped). Differs from G. telchitta in having more rounded snout when viewed laterally, the presence of dark saddles on the body, a thoracic adhesive apparatus with broader folds of skin, a longer adipose-fin base (12.0-16.4% SL vs. 9.5-11.5) and a more slender caudal peduncle (3.1-4.2% SL vs. 4.7-5.9Description: Dorsal fin with I, 5, I,5,i, or I,6 rays; Anal fin with iv,8 - iv,10 rays; pectoral fin with I,8, I,8,i, I,9 or I,9,i rays; pelvic fin with i,5 rays (Ref. 54474).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species inhabits large, swift-flowing rivers with a sandy/muddy bottom.

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Glyptothorax botius

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


There is 1 barcode sequence available from BOLD and GenBank.   Below is the sequence of the barcode region Cytochrome oxidase subunit 1 (COI or COX1) from a member of the species.  See the BOLD taxonomy browser for more complete information about this specimen.  Other sequences that do not yet meet barcode criteria may also be available.

GTATTTGGTGCTTGGGCTGGAATAGTGGGCACAGCCCTG---AGTCTTCTGATTCGGGCAGAACTTGCCCAACCCGGAGCCCTATTGGGCGAT---GACCAAATCTATAACGTCATCGTTACTGCCCATGCTTTTATTATAATCTTCTTTATAGTAATACCAATTATGATTGGAGGCTTCGGCAACTGACTTGTACCCCTAATA---ATTGGAGCACCCGATATAGCATTCCCCCGAATAAATAACATGAGCTTCTGACTCCTACCACCATCCTTTCTTCTACTGCTTGCTTCTTCAGGAGTTGAAGCAGGGGCTGGTACAGGATGAACTGTGTATCCACCACTTGCTGGAAACCTAGCACATGCTGGAGCTTCCGTAGATTTA---ACTATCTTTTCACTACATCTTGCAGGAGTATCATCAATTCTAGGAGCTATCAATTTTATTACAACTATTATTAATATAAAACCTCCAGCAATTTCACAGTATCAAACACCCTTATTTGTTTGAGCTGTATTAATTACAGCGGTGCTTCTACTACTCTCACTACCAGTACTTGCTGCA---GGTATTACAATACTACTAACAGACCGAAATCTAAATACAACCTTCTTTGACCCAGCAGGAGGGGGTGATCCAATCTTATACCAG
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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Glyptothorax botius

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Ng, H.H.

Reviewer/s
Allen, D., Molur, S., Vishwanath, W. & Dahanukar, N.

Contributor/s
Molur, S.

Justification
Glyptothorax botius is known from the Ganges and Brahmaputra River drainages in India (and presumably also present in Bangladesh). Whilst there is limited information on the species distribution and population, it is present within two large drainages and is not thought to be heavily utilised. It is assessed as Least Concern at present.
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Population

Population
There is no information on the population and trend for this species.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species are unknown, since there is little information on the biology of this species and therefore the impact of potential threats (especially those of an anthropogenic nature) remains unknown. The current threats to aquatic biodiversity in all of its known distribution have also not been adequately identified.
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Least Concern (LC)
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
More research about the population size and trends, distribution and the biology of this species is needed, as there is insufficient information available. Potential threats to this species also need to be identified.
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