IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Occurs in strong-flowing rocky stretches of larger perennial rivers. Grazes algae and `aufwuchs' from rocks and firm surfaces including the backs of hippos, leaving characteristic tracks. Migrate upstream in swollen rivers to breed (Ref. 7248). Can occur as either sail-fin or normal varieties (Ref. 4967).


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