Pristolepis marginata Jerdon, 1849
Malabar leaffish
Pristolepis marginata
photo by JJPhoto

 Family:  Pristolepididae ()
 Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: Western Ghafs of Kerala in India.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-16; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal spines: 3-4; Anal soft rays: 7-9
 Biology:  Inhabits clear and rapid streams.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 19.05.94
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 29.10.12
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.09.96

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