Bedotia leucopteron Loiselle & Rodriguez, 2007
photo by Loiselle, P.V.

Family:  Bedotiidae (Madagascar rainbowfishes)
Max. size:  7.19 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 6 - 70,
Distribution:  Africa: middle reaches of Iaroka-Rianila basin in eastern Madagascar (Ref. 76768).
Biology:  Inhabits shaded streams between 100 m and 850 m above sea level flowing under degraded forest cover; occurrence not influenced by the composition of the riparian vegetation; pH values range from 6.0-7.0; water temperature is strongly influenced by altitude (17-26°C) (Ref. 76768).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 22 June 2016 (B2ab(iii)) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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