Crossocheilus diplochilus (Heckel, 1838)
Crossocheilus diplochilus
photo by Neeraj Kumar Sharma & Dr.Javaid Iqbal Mir

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  18.1 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: widely distributed in the hill streams of the Indus drainage in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India; extending also into Iranian Seistan and into the coastal drainage of Bahut Kalat in Pakistan (Ref. 33323).
Biology:  Apparently prefers lakes and main river banks, and does not ascend cold-water tributaries. Primarily a lotic species feeding from epilithic growth.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.07.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 25.04.18
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 31.01.00

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