Schistura nubigena Kottelat, 2017
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Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
Max. size:  3.87 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: Mali Hka River near Putao in Kachin state, Myanmar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Schistura nubigena can be diagnosed from all its congeners by having a unique color pattern consisting of 4 black bars in juveniles that evolve into 8 bars, more or less fused on the flank and the back to leave only 2 series of pale yellowish spots in the predorsal area and 4 narrow transverse bands in subdorsal and postdorsal areas. Other helpful non-unique diagnostic characters include the following: latera line incomplete, reaching at most to above pelvic-fin base; proximal extremity of all rays of caudal fin with two vertically elongated blotches (one blotch per lobe); absence of sexual dimorphism; and dorsal fin with 8½ branched rays (Ref. 116725).
Biology:  Occurs together with Malihkaia aligera in fast riffles over gravel and cobble (Ref. 116725).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 15.12.17

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