Mesonoemacheilus remadeviae Shaji, 2002
Mesonoemacheilus remadeviae
photo by A. Biju Kumar

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  5.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: endemic to Kunthi River system in Kerala, India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Body depth at dorsal origin 16.30-19.16% SL; dorsal fin inserted midway between the caudal base and snout tip or slightly nearer to the caudal base; predorsal distance 50.83-52.17% SL; caudal peduncle narrow and the least height of the caudal peduncle 12.06-15.83% SL; caudal fin forked and the lobes rounded; barbels long and threadlike; lips deeply furrowed (Ref. 54377). Description: D ii,8; A ii,5; P i+12; V i+6 (Ref. 54377).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 30 June 2009 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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