Occurs only in fast-flowing streams. Prefers backwater
of quiet eddies. Collected in a large river with high,
turbid monsoon flow and with diverse substrate consisting
of sand, mud, gravel, pebble, cobble, and boulders.
Kosi River, Rihand River and rivers of the Vindhya
Mountain range, India, as well as the Punjab and Nepal.
Type locality: Streams of Terai,
2007. Fishes in Nepal: ichthyofaunal surveys in seven
nature reserves. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 18(3):277-287. Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors.
2011. FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.fishbase.org, version. Ferraris, C.J. Jr., 2007. Checklist
of catfishes, recent and fossil (Osteichthyes: Siluriformes),
and catalogue of siluriform primary types. Zootaxa