Systomus martenstyni (Kottelat & Pethiyagoda, 1991)
Martenstyn's barb
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  25 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Amban River, Sri Lanka.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits unshaded, rocky, mid-hill streams (Ref. 11966). Larger individuals form small groups of 5-10 fish, inhabiting relatively deep (1-5 m) rock pools at the bottom of cascades, usually sheltering behind boulders in very swift flow. Juveniles occur mainly in the shallow (< 1 m) areas of larger streams with sand or gravel substrates. Sympatric with Labeo fisheri over its known range.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 29 July 2019 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.09.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 20.09.21

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