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BiologyLives in rivers and lowland wetlands including peat canals (Ref. 57235). Found in medium to large-sized rivers and is a common resident of seasonally flooded forest. Leaves the flooded forest in November as the water levels begin to decline substantially. Seems to be more tolerant of high amounts of suspended solids than P. maculicauda or P. williaminae and are more common in habitats disturbed by farming activities. Feeds on zooplankton, insects (Ref. 12693) and fish (Ref. 56749). Normally sold in markets held side by side in a piece of split bamboo. Good for Tieo pa ka tao and extensively used for making padek (Ref. 7050).