IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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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.


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