Canthophrys gongota (Hamilton, 1822)
Gongota loach
photo by AquaNet

Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  13 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: India and Bangladesh (Ref. 4832). Reported from Nepal (Ref. 6351).
Biology:  Inhabits streams and rivers (Ref. 1479). Occurs in shallow slow-moving streams with sandy, muddy or gravelly bottom (Ref. 41236).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 October 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 31.07.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 30.03.11
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.01.03

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