Labeo fimbriatus (Bloch, 1795)
Fringed-lipped peninsula carp
Labeo fimbriatus
photo by Bakalial, B.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  91 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India, Nepal and Myanmar (Ref. 4832) and Bangladesh (Ref. 41236).
Biology:  Found in rivers above tidal reaches and culture ponds (Ref. 41236). Mainly herbivorous, feeding on diatoms, blue-green and green algae, higher aquatic plants, insects and detritus (Ref. 4832). Spawning occurs during the southwest monsoon in the Western Ghats (Ref. 44177).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 March 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 03.06.94
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.02.03
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.06.96

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