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Comprehensive Description

Biology

Inhabits rivers with mud or sand substrate (Ref. 79815).
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Distribution

Southwestern Sri Lanka.
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Physical Description

Size

Max. size

7.9 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 79815))
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Mystus ankutta

Mystus ankutta, the Dwarf catfish, is a species of catfish of the family Bagridae that is endemic to Sri Lanka.[1] In the wild it is found in freshwater bodies from Kelani river to Nilwala river in Sri Lanka.[1]

It grows to a length of 7.9 cm.[1] This fish is classified as endangered by the IUCN.[2]

It is widely used as an aquarium fish within the country.[3]

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