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TENGAS

 

 

Family

Cyprinidae

Local Name

Tengas / Tengas Daun

English Name

Carp

Scientific Name

Accrosocheilus deauratus

Size

Average size between 10 - 15 centimetres and weighs about 200 - 500 g. Can attain a size of 30 cm in length and 2.0 kg in weight.

Morphology

Presence of tubercles on snout in front of eyes. Last dorsal spine denticulated. Colour, greenish white

Biology

Mode of reproduction not known but they go up river to spawn. They also like to play in the rapids. Diet consists of plant materials and insects.

Distribution

Confined to rivers only

Economic Importance

Readily accepted by locals due to its good taste.


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