Oreichthys duospilus Keith & Kumar, 2015
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Barbinae
Max. size:  3.11 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Linganamakki reservoir in the Sharavati river Basin in Karnataka and streams in Agumbe, Shimoga, Karnataka, India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Oreichthys duospilus is distinguished from its congeners by a combination of the following characters: 22-23+1 scales in the longitudinal series with 11-21 pored scales; ½3/1/2½ scales in the transverse row; 7-9 predorsal scales; two black spots, one on the dorsal fin and the other on the anal fin; and a faint black spot may be seen on the caudal fin base, which may not be consistent (Ref. 99423). Description: Dorsal-fin rays iii, 9; anal-fin rays ii, 7; pectoral-fin rays i,11; pelvic-fin rays i, 8 (Ref. 99423).
Biology:  Occurs in a shallow, sluggish stream with a mixed sand and gravel bottom and scattered large boulders (Ref. 86798).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.07.16

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