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Range DescriptionGlyptothorax housei is endemic to the southern Western Ghats, where it is restricted to a single location in the Anamalai Hills, south of the Palghat Gap. It has been reported from Puthutottam estate in Valparai, Tamil Nadu and could also be found in the Kerala part of the Anamalai hills (Jayaram 2010, Rema Devi et al. 2005). It has been collected from the Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary in Tamil Nadu (Arunachalam pers. comm. 2010). Jayaram (2010) mentions the presence of the species from the Mutha Mula river in Pune, Maharashtra, but Wagh and Ghate (2003), and Kharat et al. (2003) who surveyed these river systems do not make any reference to this species. So the Maharashtra record is doubtful and is not included in the assessment.