Cobitis laoensis (Sauvage, 1878)
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Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  10.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin (Ref. 12041). Reportedly from Laos, but no exact locality data; central Viet Nam (Ref. 43281).
Diagnosis:  Flank with longitudinal series of squarish black blotches; vermiculated marks arranged in 2 rows above mid-lateral blotches; small black dot at upper extremity of caudal base (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Oviparous, with distinct pairing during breeding (Ref. 205).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 26 July 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.05.97
Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 19.02.21

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