IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)

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Biology

This cave-dwelling fish feeds opportunistically on particles that fall into the lake, from bat droppings to animal carcasses and insects (2). Due to the lack of light in the cave where it lives, this species is sightless, detecting prey by means of taste buds and other senses on the barbels (3). There is currently no data available on its breeding habits (5).

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