Hypselobarbus mussullah (Sykes, 1839)
Mussullah barb
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Torinae
Max. size:  150 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 90 kg
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: India.
Diagnosis:  This species is distinguished from its congeners by the following set of characters: presence of both rostral and maxillary barbels; last simple dorsal ray weak and smooth; complete lateral line with 41+1 pored scales; scales in transverse line from dorsal-fin origin to pelvic fin origin 9/1/4; scales between lateral line and anal-fin origin 5½; gill rakers long and branched; proximal end of fifth ceratobranchial hook-shaped, with 5+3+2 teeth; presence of a black bar behind the opercle (Ref. 94728).
Biology:  Inhabits deeper part of clear fast flowing large jungle streams and rivers in upland areas (Ref. 41236).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 03 October 2010 (B2ab(iii,v)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 02.06.95
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 16.04.21

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