IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

Comprehensive Description

Read full entry

Biology

Found in clear rivers and tanks, ponds, beels, and inundated fields. Feeds on plankton and detritus. Grows fairly rapid. Breeds in flooded shallows from June to September. A prolific breeder, laying about 3 million ova per female. A suitable species for aquaculture. Contributes 10 to 15% of the fishery in Cauvery.

Trusted

Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 3.0 (CC BY-NC 3.0)

© FishBase

Source: FishBase

Belongs to 0 communities

This taxon hasn't been featured in any communities yet.

Learn more about Communities

Disclaimer

EOL content is automatically assembled from many different content providers. As a result, from time to time you may find pages on EOL that are confusing.

To request an improvement, please leave a comment on the page. Thank you!