Aspidoparia jaya (Hamilton, 1822)
photo by Mahalder, B.

Family:  Danionidae (Danios), subfamily: Chedrinae
Max. size:  15 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 8
Distribution:  Asia: India, Nepal and Bangladesh (Ref. 4832). Reported from Afghanistan (Ref. 39701).
Biology:  Inhabits streams and ponds in plains and mountainous regions (Ref. 41236). A tasty food fish but rare in the catches.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 October 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.06.95
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.11.02
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.11.02

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