Macrognathus pavo Britz, 2010

Family:  Mastacembelidae (Spiny eels)
Max. size:  15.75 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Kyeintali Chaung in the Rakhine Yoma mountain range, Myanmar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 4-6; Dorsal soft rays (total): 53-55; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 47-51; Vertebrae: 73-76. Belongs to the Macrognathus aculeatus species group but can be distinguished from all other Asian mastacembelids by having only 4-6 spines on dorsal fin (vs. 11-40). Differs further from all members of the Macrognathus aculeatus species group by having only 6-8 rostral tooth plates (vs. 9 in Macrognathus meklongensis to 55 in Macrognathus tapirus) and the details of color pattern (Ref. 83418).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 22 March 2010 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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