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RONG BATU / SELIMANG

 

 

Family

Cyprinidae

Local Name

Rong batu / selimang

English Name

Carp

Scientific Name

Tylognathus caudimaculatus

Size

Size range between 8 - 12 centimetres and weighs 50 - 100 g. Can easily reach a length of 15 cm and weights 150 g.

Morphology

Cylindrical body and rounded snout. Presence of rough bony grove on the head region. Body, silverish white

Biology

Mode of reproduction not known. Feeds on detritus, algae and worms.

Distribution

Found in rivers and their tributaries, usually hidden under rocks in the riverbed

Economic Importance

Has potential in the aquarium industry.


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