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BiologyInhabits lowland water courses with little current (Ref. 26100). Also occurs in streams with moderate to swift current, often in cavities along shores. Feeds predominantly on insect larvae, supplemented by other animal and plant material. Deposits adhesive eggs, 1.9mm in diameter (Ref. 59043). Threatened due to pollution, habitat destruction (Ref. 26100), and water abstraction which is a serious threat over most of its range (Ref. 59043).