Diptychus maculatus Steindachner, 1866
Scaly osman
Diptychus maculatus
photo by Hofinger, E.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Schizopygopsinae
Max. size:  70 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater, potamodromous
Distribution:  Asia: Pakistan, India, China (Tibet) and Nepal. Also former USSR (Ref. 1441).
Biology:  Occurs mainly in rocky, mountainous streams and lakes (Ref. 4832). Found in rivers with swift currents (Ref. 1441). Feed on benthic plants which are attached on rocks and stones and on associated benthic invertebrates (Ref. 40974).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 March 2020 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 10.05.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.03.05
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 26.11.99

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