Piabucina boruca Bussing, 1967
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Family:  Lebiasinidae (Pencilfishes), subfamily: Lebiasininae
Max. size:  11.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 7.5; dH range: 20
Distribution:  Central America: Grande de Térraba and Coto River basins, southwestern Costa Rica.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Recorded from creeks and channels where the current is of low or moderate velocity between 10 and 1000 m of elevation. Swift, active and feeds on terrestrial insects (Ref. 36880).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 02 April 2019 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 26.01.99
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.04.09
Checked by: Weitzman, Marilyn - 05.03.01

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