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Down arrow Summary of Helicophagus
Identification Helicophagus have a short and a large premaxillary toothplate; the vomerine toothplate without additional toothplate; the front border of the snout is pierced by anterior nostrils; the posterior nostrils are between and in line with the anterior nostrils and the middle of eye; a narrow mouth (<35% HL); a slender anterior part of snout length (<16.5% HL) (Gustiano & Pouyaud, 2008, Indonesian Aquaculture Journal, 3(1), 13-22.
Feeding Gut contents of wild-caught specimens include primarily gastropod and bivalve mollusks. Some wild specimens also eat annelid worms similar to Tubifex.
Size Smallest 377mm, largest 700mm, average 516mm, most commonly 472mm. All SL.
Species There are 3 "species" in the database
New spp. / time
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