Salmostoma bacaila (Hamilton, 1822)
Large razorbelly minnow
photo by Khan, M.M.

Family:  Danionidae (), subfamily: Chedrinae
Max. size:  18 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal (Ref. 4832). Reported from Afghanistan (Ref. 41034).
Biology:  Usually found in slow running streams (Ref. 4832). Adults occur in rivers, ponds, beels and inundated fields. Are surface feeders on larvae and adults of insects (Ref. 1479).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 17 March 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 23.11.95
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.03.17
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.11.96

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