Botia almorhae Gray, 1831
Almorha loach
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Family:  Botiidae (Pointface loaches), subfamily: Botiinae
Max. size:  15.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: India and Nepal (Ref. 4832). Young are common in lower reaches and adults appear to migrate to higher elevations in the Himalayas reaching as north as Katmandu in Nepal, Almorha in Kumaon and Srinagar in Garhwal Himalayas (Ref. 41236). Reported from Myanmar (Ref. 57739).
Biology:  Occurs in hill streams at a minimum altitude of 190 m. Prefers rocky and gravelly pools of streams (Ref. 12045).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 31 May 2010 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 31.07.96
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 31.08.18

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