Balitoropsis ophiolepis (Bleeker, 1853)
Balitoropsis ophiolepis
photo by Roberts, T.R.

Family:  Balitoridae (River loaches)
Max. size:  11.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Sumatra, Borneo and Java.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits fast flowing waters in the uplands, usually under logs or in log crevices (Ref. 56749).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 03 January 2019 (B2ab(i,ii,iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 13.05.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.12.16

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