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Ghatsa santhamparaiensis  (Arunachalam, Johnson & Rema Devi, 2002)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Balitoridae (River loaches)
Etymology: Ghatsa: Named after the Western Ghats of India where species of this genus appears to be endemic.;  santhamparaiensis: Named after the type locality, Santhamparai.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: India.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 47923)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 9; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 5. Dorsal fin origin behind the origin of the pelvic fin and inserted nearer to the caudal fin base than to the tip of the snout; pectoral fin with 4 simple and 10 branched rays; rostral barbels unequal in size, first pair shorter than second pair; lateral line with 88-95 scales; body dark brown with 8-9 blotches on dorsal surface; ventral surface anterior to anal fin yellow and remainfer brown (Ref. 47923).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Hides under bedrock undercuts and edges of boulders (Ref. 47923). Temperature 17 ° C (Ref. 47923).

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Arunachalam, M., J.A. Johnson and K.R. Devi, 2002. Homaloptera santhamparaiensis, a new species of balitorid fish (Teleostei: Balitoridae) from western Ghats stream of Kerala, India. Acta Zool. Taiwan.13(1):31-38. (Ref. 47923)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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