Nemacheilus corica (Hamilton, 1822)
photo by Ã…hlander, O.

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  4.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; pH range: 8, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh (Ref. 4832). Reported from Afghanistan (Ref. 39701).
Biology:  Adults inhabit clear waters, hill streams with sandy bottom (Ref. 1479). Collected in a large river with high, turbid monsoon flow and with diverse substrate consisting of sand, mud, gravel, pebble, cobble, and boulders (Ref. 85713).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 23 January 2010 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.07.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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