Aborichthys kempi Chaudhuri, 1913
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  8.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: India and Myanmar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Distinguished from its congeners by the following characters: anus closer to tip of snout than to caudal fin base; barbels much longer than eye diameter; black bars narrower than interspaces (Ref. 39226). Differs from all other known congeners by the combination of the following characters: body with 18-21 bands, distinct on caudal peduncle region; 3 pairs of barbels; lateral line incomplete; caudal fin rounded with 2 black broad concentric curves; and black spot present at upper extremity of caudal-fin base (Ref. 95217).
Biology:  Occurs in streams with pebbly bottom (Ref. 41236).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 22 January 2010 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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