IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)

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Biology

A large lowland floodplain species occurring in slow moving rivers and inundated plains. Feeds on benthic insect larvae, worms and some plant material (Ref. 12693). Caught by dry pumping bodies of standing water. Marketed fresh and often seen in the aquarium trade. Has apparently become rare in recent years (Ref. 12693).

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