Syncrossus hymenophysa (Bleeker, 1852)
Tiger loach
Syncrossus hymenophysa
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 Family:  Cobitidae (Loaches), subfamily: Botiinae
 Max. size:  21 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Asia: Indonesia (Sumatra and Borneo) and Malaya.
 Biology:  Inhabits lakes, rivers and streams, usually close to submerged trees or logs or under floating logs and houses (Ref. 56749). Found as well in upland streams over stony substrate (Ref. 56749). Feeds on worms, crustaceans and insects (Ref. 7020). Breeds in small streams in swamp forest (Ref. 56749).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.06.94
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.02.08
 Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 11.08.94

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