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BiologyOccurs in rivers and smaller streams, frequently in slow-flowing, turbid conditions (Ref. 5259, 44894), and also in lakes and lagoons (Ref. 2847). Sometimes found in brackish estuaries (Ref. 44894). Feeds on aquatic plants, benthic crustaceans, insect larvae, bottom detritus (Ref. 5259) and also fishes (Ref. 2847).