Schizothorax plagiostomus Heckel, 1838
Schizothorax plagiostomus
photo by NRM Ichthyology Collection Database

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  41.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Afghanistan (Ref. 33323) and Pakistan (Ref. 51161) to Tibet. In India often lumped under Schizothorax richardsonii. The specimens from Tibet may be a separate species (Ref. 33323). Reported from Myanmar (Ref. 57739).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Feed on detritus material (Ref. 40974). Breed in streams (Ref. 40974).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 26.11.99
Modified by: Jacar, Jessen Maye - 28.08.15

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