Bangana dero (Hamilton, 1822)
Kalabans
Bangana dero
photo by Biswas, B.K.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  75 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 8, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and China; probably Sri Lanka (Ref. 4832). Also reported from Iran (Ref. 39702), Afghanistan (Ref. 41034) and Bhutan (Ref. 40882).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Adults inhabit torrential hill-streams in shallow waters (Ref. 4832). They migrate to warmer regions of lakes and streams during winter (Ref. 40974). Used commonly by anglers as bait for Raiamas bola and Tor putitora. Herbivorous (Refs. 40948, 56237). Highly esteemed as food.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 January 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.05.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 23.08.18
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 25.11.99

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