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Scientific NamePachypterus khavalchor  (Kulkarni, 1952)
Common Name
Type LocalityKrishna River, near Islampur, Satara District and Panchaganga River, near Kolhapur, Maharashtra India.
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Size 150mm or 5.9" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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DistributionAsia: Krishna river system in Maharashtra and middle Pennar River in Andhra Pradesh, India.
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FeedingThis species is a known scale-eating fish. It attacks its prey at night to tear of scales, then returns to eat the scales it dislodges.
CompatibilityGiven its scale-eating behavior, this species is probably a poor choice for a community tank.
Suggested TankmatesSee notes in "Feeding" and "Compatibility.".
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ReferencesRecords of the Indian Museum (Calcutta) v. 49 (pts 3-4), pp 232, Fig. 1.
Registered KeepersNone.
Breeding ReportsNone.
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Last Update2017 Nov 27 07:49 (species record created: 2017 Jul 15 21:38)