Botia dario (Hamilton, 1822)
Bengal loach
Botia dario
photo by Janiczak, B.J.

Family:  Botiidae (Pointface loaches), subfamily: Botiinae
Max. size:  15.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 10
Distribution:  Asia: India and Bangladesh (Ref. 4832). Reported from Bhutan (Ref. 40882).
Biology:  Occurs in clear mountain streams (Ref. 41236).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 27 May 2010 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Found in Gaylegphug river (Ref. 40882). Also Ref. 9418.

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