Barbodes lateristriga (Valenciennes, 1842)
Spanner barb
photo by Janiczak, B.J.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  18.6 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 77.5 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 6.5; dH range: 10
Distribution:  Asia: Malay Peninsula to Borneo.
Biology:  Usually inhabits clear mountain streams strewn with rocks and boulders; frequently found below waterfalls (Ref. 2091). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter (Ref. 7020).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 January 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.06.94
Modified by: Norén, Michael - 26.09.16
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 23.04.96

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