Epalzeorhynchos kalopterum (Bleeker, 1850)
Flying fox
Epalzeorhynchos kalopterum
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  16 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7; dH range: 5 - 8
Distribution:  Asia: lower half of the Malayan/Thailand peninsula, Borneo, Java and Sumatra in Indonesia.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Commonly collected from the lower surface of floating objects such as boats and floating houses (Ref. 56749). Feeds on worms, crustaceans, insects and plant matter (Ref. 7020). Aquarium keeping: solitary species, adults territorial; minimum aquarium size 100 cm (Ref. 51539).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 January 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.06.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 05.12.20
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 07.08.94

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