Teleostei (teleosts) > Anabantiformes
(Gouramies, snakeheads) > Nandidae
Etymology: Nandus: 'Nandus' is a Bengali local name, but it lacks a proper reference; ‘nanda’ is a Bengali fish name but probably for a different species (J. Müller, pers. comm., April 2021, after information from native speakers).
More on author: Gray.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; brackish; benthopelagic; pH range: 7.0 - ? ; dH range: 10 - ?. Tropical; 22°C - 26°C (Ref. 2060)
Asia: Thailand to Indonesia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 2060); common length : 6.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 57235)
Found in hill streams to peat (Ref. 57235). Recorded from small streams and flooded forest (Ref. 56749). Solitary and with its cryptic coloration, strongly resembles a piece of dead leaf (Ref. 85309). Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 56749).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M. and E. Widjanarti, 2005. The fishes of Danau Sentarum National Park and the Kapuas Lakes area, Kalimantan Barat, Indonesia. Raffles Bull. Zool. Supplement (13):139-173. (Ref. 56749)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
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