IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)

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Adults inhabit streams with swift water, still waters and lakes and enter subterranean waters during winter or dry seasons. Larvae and juveniles live on the bottom and are solitary. Omnivorous. Spawn in shallow areas of rivers and lakes. Attain up to about 20 cm SL. Threatened due to small range, water abstraction and pollution. The sharp decline of its population during 20th century had been caused by habitat loss and pollution (Ref. 59043).


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