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Biology

Inhabits fast flowing unshaded hill streams with cool water, less than 1 meter deep, large boulder and rock substratum (Ref. 57871). Also Ref. 84801.
  • Tan, H.H. 2006 The Borneo suckers. Revision of the torrent loaches of Borneo (Balitoridae): Gastromyzon, Neogastromyzon). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. vii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. (Ref. 57871)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57871&speccode=63147 External link.
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Distribution

Upper Trusan, Limbang and middle to upper Baram River basins, North Sarawak.
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Asia: Upper Trusan, Limbang and Bram River basins in north Sarawak, Malaysia.
  • Tan, H.H. 2006 The Borneo suckers. Revision of the torrent loaches of Borneo (Balitoridae): Gastromyzon, Neogastromyzon). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. vii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. (Ref. 57871)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57871&speccode=63147 External link.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Dorsal soft rays (total): 8; Analsoft rays: 5; Vertebrae: 31 - 33
  • Tan, H.H. 2006 The Borneo suckers. Revision of the torrent loaches of Borneo (Balitoridae): Gastromyzon, Neogastromyzon). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. vii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. (Ref. 57871)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57871&speccode=63147 External link.
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Size

Max. size

9.1 cm SL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 57871))
  • Tan, H.H. 2006 The Borneo suckers. Revision of the torrent loaches of Borneo (Balitoridae): Gastromyzon, Neogastromyzon). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. vii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. (Ref. 57871)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57871&speccode=63147 External link.
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Diagnostic Description

Can be distinguished from other species of the genus by possessing the following unique combination of characters: distinct secondary rostrum present; complete post-oral pouch present; body dark brown with 8 pale yellowish bars, head dorsum dark brown with thin pale yellowish reticulate pattern; subopercular groove absent; gill slit vertical; sublacrymal groove present; a truncate snout when viewed dorsally; abdomen without scales; lateral line scales 59-66; pelvic fin not overlapping anal fin origin, adpressed dorsal fin not overlapping anal fin origin (Ref. 57871).
  • Tan, H.H. 2006 The Borneo suckers. Revision of the torrent loaches of Borneo (Balitoridae): Gastromyzon, Neogastromyzon). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. vii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. (Ref. 57871)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57871&speccode=63147 External link.
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Ecology

Habitat

Environment

demersal; freshwater
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Trophic Strategy

Inhabits fast flowing unshaded hill streams with cool water, less than 1 meter deep, large boulder and rock substratum (Ref. 57871).
  • Tan, H.H. 2006 The Borneo suckers. Revision of the torrent loaches of Borneo (Balitoridae): Gastromyzon, Neogastromyzon). Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia : Natural History Publications (Borneo) in association with Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research. vii, 245 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. (Ref. 57871)   http://www.fishbase.org/references/FBRefSummary.php?id=57871&speccode=63147 External link.
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Conservation

Threats

Not Evaluated
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Wikipedia

Gastromyzon bario

Gastromyzon bario is a species of ray-finned fish in the genus Gastromyzon.

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