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CHEMPERAS / TEMPERAS

 

 

Family

Cyprinidae

Local Name

Chemperas / Temperas

English Name

River barb

Scientific Name

Cyclocheilichthys apogon

Size

Size ranges form 10 - 15 centimetres and can attain weight of about 150 - 200 g. Can grow up to 25.0 cm and attains a weight of 400 - 500 g

Morphology

Ten rows of black spotted stripes on the body. Body, whitish grey.

Biology

Mode of reproduction unknown. Diet consists mainly of insects and detritus

Distribution

Widely spread in the rivers and lake

Economic Importance

Not readily accepted by locals in its fresh state. Has a market potential in its dry form


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