IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Favors deep permanent floodplain channel and lagoons, with sandy bottom and vegetation. Feeds on aquatic insects, crustaceans and snails. A female mouthbrooder; males construct a nest where the eggs are initially laid. Mature at 10-12 cm length. Useful snail control agent (Ref. 7248).


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