IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Occurs in vegetated riverine backwaters, floodplain lagoons, swamps and isolated pans. Feeds on any suitably small creature, including insects, shrimps, and small fish. Well camouflaged; hunts by slowly stalking prey. May congregate in groups to breed. The eggs are scattered around and not guarded. Can endure warm stagnant waters and is known to leave the water and move overland to alternative sites in wet weather or at night (Ref. 7248).


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