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SIA

 

 

Family

Cyprinidae

Local Name

Sia

English Name

Barb

Scientific Name

Mystacoleucus marginatus

Size

Relatively small between 5 - 12 centimetres and weighs about 50 - 100 g. Can grow to over 15 centimetres in length and weighs over 100 g

Morphology

Presence of sharp inconspicuous dorsal spines, anterior to the dorsal fin.

Biology

Diet consists of smaller insects and algae

Distribution

Confined to rivers near the rapids

Economic Importance

Not readily accepted by the locals in its fresh form. May have potential in its dried form.


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