Schizothorax macrophthalmus Terashima, 1984
Nepalese snowtrout
photo by Rana, A.S.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Schizothoracinae
Max. size:  13.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: endemic to Lake Rara in Nepal.
Biology:  Feeds on insects and plankton (Ref. 40948).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 March 2007 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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