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re: golden (yellow) sucker mouth algae eater



Looking up on this particular website, this is the information listed:

<<There is a website available called fishbase (www.fishbase.org) which enable
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<<Species Summary for Gyrinocheilus aymonieri
<<Siamese algae-eater 

<<Gyrinocheilus  aymonieri  (Tirant, 1883)    
<<Family: Gyrinocheilidae (Algae eaters)   
<<Order: Cypriniformes (carps) 
<<Class: Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) 
<<English name: Siamese algae-eater 
<<Distribution: Southeast Asia: middle Xe Bangfai; Mekong basin in Laos, 
Yunnan, <<Thailand, Cambodia; Chao Phraya and Meklong basins (alsoTrang and 
Tapi <<basins, Ref. 7050); northern Malay Peninsula. 
<<Biology: Found on solid surfaces in flowing waters. Mostly herbivorous, 
feeding <<largely on algae, periphyton and phytoplankton, but also takes 
insect larvae or <<zooplankton. In currrent, it holds onto fixed objects with 
its sucker-like mouth. For <<breathing it pumps water into the gill cavity 
through a small spiracle and across <<the gills for gas exchange. Large fish 
are sold in the markets, smaller ones are <<used to make prahoc. 
<<Max. size: 28.0 cm SL 
<<Environment: demersal, fresh; pH range: 6 - 8; dH range: 5 - 19 
<<Climate Zone: tropical; 25 - 28C 
<<Importance: fisheries: commercial; aquaculture: ; aquarium: commercial; 
bait:  
<<Status of threat: Not in IUCN Red List 
<<Dangerous: harmless 
<<Taxonomic Coordinator:   
<<Main Ref: Rainboth, W.J.. 1996. (Ref. 12693) 

Note that here it is referred to as siamese algae eater. 

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Sylvia