IUCN threat status:

Extinct (EX)

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Biology

Lives among reeds near the shore of Lake Tiberias and in springs around the lake. Omnivorous, feeding mainly on phytoplankton, but occasionally preying on small fish. Spawns between April and July. Paternal or both sexes mouth-brooder. Spawning takes place in sandy depressions or among reeds. Up to 250 eggs have been counted in the buccal cavity.

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