Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
This predominantly Asian family (included with the Cobitidae by earlier scientists) comprises subcylindrically-shaped fishes which usually prefer the faster flowing streams. It was previously better known as the Homalopteridae or Torrent Loaches.
These specialised genera however, are not known from Singapore, although local aquaria occasionally stock specimens.
Primarily freshwater fish; 9 cm; oviparous; omnivorous; solitary or gregarious; benthic. Indigenous; endangered. Forest streams.
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About the guidebook
From A Guide to Common Freshwater Fishes of Singapore by Kelvin K P Lim and Peter K L Ng
Published by the Singapore Science Centre and sponsored by BP
@Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research and Singapore Science Centre