Clings to rocks and boulders in fresh waters of torrential hill streams. The streamlined head and body shape makes this species well suited to living in these fast-flowing waters. The fish may use the ventral part of head, thoracic region of the body, and the pectoral and pelvic fins to attach to rocks. This might be done by friction between the rock surface and rough surfaces on the underside of the body, or by suction, in which a low-pressure water flow between the body and the rock "sticks" the fish to the substrate.

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