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Lepidocephalichthys thermalis (Valenciennes 1846)

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Distribution: South Asia – eastward-flowing rivers of the Western Ghats and Peninsular India (India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh).

Habitat: freshwater.

Submitted by
Natasha Khardina
GPS
18.0964661, 74.2133789
Geographical region
Southern Asia
Drainage Basin
Krishna River
River catchment
Bhima river (also known as Chandrabhaga)
Water body type
River
Water body name
Nira
Water body part
Pool
Water body course
Middle course
Water body: tributary of
River
Tributary name
Bhima (also known as Chandrabhaga)
Type locality
Hot waters of Cania, Sri Lanka.
Conservation status/IUCN Red List
Not Evaluated (NE)

Water Chemistry

Water information

Water type
Fresh water
Water color
Water transparency
Concentration of sediments
Water temperature
°C
Water flow/curent

Chemical parameters

pH
Conductivity
GH
KH
Dissolved Oxygen

Biology

Standard length
cm
Water volume (min. aquarium)
l
Social behaviour
Group fish
Behaviour description
Aggression grade
Peacefull
Activity
Day active
Sexual dimorphism
Nutrition in Nature

Reproduction

Breeding tank set-up
Nutrition parents
Mating type
Spawning behaviour
Breeding habits
Hatching period
Number of eggs in average
Parental care
Fry number
Nutrition fry
Notes on reproduction