Amblypharyngodon melettinus (Valenciennes, 1844)
Attentive carplet
Amblypharyngodon melettinus
photo by Jayasinghe, A.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Danioninae
Max. size:  8 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: India and Sri Lanka.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits ponds, slow-flowing streams and canals (Ref. 41236). Prefers still water with a mud substrate in the dry zone. In aquarium, it feeds on phytoplankton (Ref. 6028).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 24 August 2010 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 23.06.95
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.09.96

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