Tariqilabeo latius (Hamilton, 1822)
Gangetic latia
Tariqilabeo latius
photo by Abbasi, K.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  17.87 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish; pH range: 8, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: India. Reported from Bangladesh (Ref. 1479), Myanmar (Ref. 57739) and China (Ref. 51717).
Biology:  Adults inhabit streams and rivers (Ref. 1479). Found over gravel and stony bottom of mountain streams (Ref. 51717). Observation reports this species in a variety of microhabitats in a headwater stream in the Ganges River basin, with stronger preference for pools. Spawning in a Himalayan population reported to occur from July to September, possibly triggered by high turbidity and stream velocities from seasonal rains. Food consists of macrophytes, algae, and diatoms (Ref. 127037).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 October 2009 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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