Glyptothorax laosensis Fowler, 1934
photo by CAFS

 Family:  Sisoridae (Sisorid catfishes), subfamily: Glyptosterninae
 Max. size:  10.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: Mekong and Chao Phraya basins (Ref. 27732), Viet Nam (Ref. 89724) and Malaysia (Ref. 97588).
 Diagnosis:  Blackish body; a yellowish stripe along the middle of the side and one along the dorsal mid-line (Ref. 27732); head and body smooth, covered by small tubercles, all more or less of same size; usually a black bar or almost entirely black on anal fin (Ref. 43281).
 Biology:  Adults inhabit flowing waters of small and medium-sized streams. Found over coarse substrates and in small upland streams with alternating pools, waterfalls and rapids. Feed on aquatic insect larvae. Not seen in the markets (Ref. 12693).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.04.97
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 06.06.12
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.10.02

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