Oliotius oligolepis (Bleeker, 1853)
Checkered barb
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 6 - 6.5; dH range: 10
Distribution:  Asia: Sumatra, Indonesia (Ref. 7050). Has been transported worldwide and recorded from natural waters in Colombia (Ref. 1739).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  In creeks, rivers and lakes. Feeds on worms, small crustaceans, insects and plant matter (Ref. 7020).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 27.11.91
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.04.14
Checked by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 09.08.94

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