IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Biology

Inhabits small streams with swift current (often pools in summer) and pebble to rock bottom, usually without submerged vegetation (Ref. 59043). Reported to occur in lowland streams with a moderate current and abundant submerged plants. Pelagic filter feeder (Ref. 26100) . Feeds on filamentous algae and small invertebrate. Migrates upstream to spawn then returns to downstream areas at beginning of summer, where permanent water is retained throughout the year (Ref. 59043). Due to its threats such as habitat destruction and water pollution (Ref. 26100), a conservation project started under the EU-Life Nature program (Ref. 59043).

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