Differs from other species of family in Laos by having
the head wider than deep. Pointed snout with conspicuous
inferior mouth. Granulated palatine teeth. Habitat:
Occurs in medium to large-sized rivers and feeds mainly
on invertebrates and small fishes. Reproduction:
In most , if not all species, the male carries the
relatively large eggs in its mouth until hatching.
Thailand to Indonesia. Type locality:
Sumatra (Palembang), in flumine Mussi.
40cm. SL (16ins)
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