Glyptothorax botius (Hamilton, 1822)

Subfamily: Glyptosterinae

Genus: Glyptothorax Blyth

Body elongated and depressed, skin smooth, granulated or tuberculated. Head depressed, chest with a thoracic adhesive apparatus, which is rhomboidal in shape. Gill membranes united with each other and isthmus. Paired fins plaited below.

Synony ms: Pimedolus botius Hamilton – Buchanan, 1822; Glyptothorax botius Ng, 2005.

Diagnosis: Dorsal fin ray 1/6, anal 2/9-10, pectoral 1/9. Body with dark saddle, snout rounded, thoracic apparatus with broader fold of skin. Skin tuberculated.


Common names: Striated bellysucker catfish, kabray, batballa


Punatsangchhu: Sunkosh, Salamji (Dagana)

Altitude: 350 MASL (Single locality)

Conservation status: Least concern (IUCN)