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  •  Siamesische Saugschmerle im Zoo Zürich

    Honey sucker

    Gyrinocheilus aymonieri

    Closest relatives Carp family, loach family, sucking loaches
    Habitat Rivers and streams
    Behaviour They form territories and defend them aggressively against their fellow species. They attach themselves to the ground with their mouths and scrape their food off.
    Diet Young fish feed on algae, adults are omnivores
    Body length up to 29 cm
    Spawn little known
    Use Food fish, fishkeeping
    Current status dwindling

    geographic range

    Verbreitungskarte Siamesische Saugschmerle

    Conservation status

    IUCN RedList