Leptobotia punctata Li, Li & Chen, 2008
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Family:  Botiidae (Pointface loaches), subfamily: Leptobotiinae
Max. size:  7.646 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Qianjiang River in Guangxi, China
Diagnosis:  Vertebrae: 43-43. Closely related to Leptobotia guilinensis and Leptobotia posterodorsalis by the following shared characters: lacking button-like papillae on chin region; small eye; short mouth barbels; and origin of dorsal fin posterior to ventral fin. Can be diagnosed from Leptobotia guilinensis by lacking vertical bands (vs. 15-18 vertical bands), having more vertebrae 4 + 39 (vs. 4 + 35-36), and end of pelvic fin not reaching anus (vs . reaching anus). Differs from Leptobotia posterodorsalis in having numerous white spots on body side (vs. no spot), more gill rakers 13-15 (vs . 3-4) on the outer side of first gill arch, body depth 4.9-6.9 % in SL (vs. 6.8-7.3), deep forked caudal, and more stripes 3-4 (vs. 1) on both lobes of caudal fin (Ref. 83654).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.08.10

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