Hypselobarbus jerdoni (Day, 1870)
Jerdon's carp
Hypselobarbus jerdoni
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: No subfamily
Max. size:  46 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: south Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra in India. Endangered (Ref. 44149).
Biology:  Inhabits running waters (Ref. 4832). Occurs in deeper part of large streams below the ghats (Ref. 41236). Feeds on debris, leaf litter and other plant matter; column and bottom feeder (Ref. 44149).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 September 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 31.05.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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