Morphology Data of Glyptothorax mibangi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Darshan, A., R. Dutta, A. Kachari, B. Gogoi and D.N. Das, 2015
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior

Glyptothorax mibangi is distinguished from all other species of Glyptothorax in the Ganga-Brahmaputra and Barak- Surma-Meghna basins by the following combination of characters: an obtuse, leaf-shaped thoracic adhesive apparatus with a spindle-shaped median depression, skin ridges present over entire apparatus, including the depressed region; ventral surface of pectoral spine and first pelvic-fin ray non-plaited; body depth 10.4-13.5% SL; caudal-peduncle depth 6.8-8.3% SL; snout length 52.9-58.6% HL; and the first branchial arch with 2+7 gill rakers (Ref. 102623).

Description: Anal-fin rays ii,10-11; pelvic-fin rays i, 5 (Ref. 102623).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Glyptothorax mibangi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 8
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 35 - 35


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 6 - 6
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 13

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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