IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)

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Inhabits fast-flowing, cold and clear mountain streams. Usually hidden under stones. Active at night (Ref. 59043). Feeds on larvae of rheophilic insects, mainly mayflies and stoneflies (Ref. 26173). Territorial. Spawns possibly in second half of May. Deposits 120-150 eggs under stones (Ref. 59043). On the edge of extinction due to deforestation, construction of roads, extraction of stones and dam constructions (Ref. 59043).


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