Dawkinsia singhala in Sri Lanka
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Main Ref.
Also Ref.
Occurrence endemic
Importance minor commercial Ref. Pethiyagoda, R., 1991
Aquaculture Ref.
Regulations Ref.
Freshwater Yes
Brackish Yes
Saltwater No
Live export ornamental
Bait Yes
Gamefish No
Abundance common (usually seen) Ref. Pethiyagoda, R., 1991

Found in rivers and reservoirs (Ref. 55036) and widely distributed throughout the island up to an elevation of about 600 m (Ref. 6028). Occurs mainly in flowing water. The introduction of tilapias has displaced this species from some well-known former habitats such as the Kandy lake (Ref. 6028). Small fish are exported for the aquarium trade while large ones are caught with gill nets in dry zones and used for food or as bait (Ref. 6028).

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(e.g. 9948)
( e.g. cephalopods )
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