Ailia coila (Hamilton, 1822)
Gangetic ailia
Ailia coila
photo by Hossain, M.A.R.

Family:  Ailiidae (Asian schilbeids)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Biology:  Adults found in large rivers and connected waters. They inhabit surface to mid-waters. Occur in shoals (Ref. 4833). Oviparous, eggs are unguarded (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 21 September 2010 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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