Lepidocephalichthys manipurensis Arunkumar, 2000
Yu loach
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Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  56 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: known only in the adjoining borderland water bodies of Manipur (India) and Myanmar at Moreh, Chandel district.
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 30-31. No scales on the vertex of head. One dark black stripe from the tip of the snout to the eye; mid-lateral line with 8 - 11 spots. A small, sharp black spot just above the upper base of the caudal fin. 8 - 9 dorsal short, ashy brown bars from occiput to the base of the caudal fin; forked caudal fin with 4 - 5 W-shaped bands. Pectoral, ventral and anal fins with stripes or spots. Least depth of caudal peduncle 50 - 60.24% (mean 54.09) of its length and 7.69 - 8.11% of SL (Ref. 38333).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 15 June 2010 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 10.08.01

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