Nemacheilus cleopatra Freyhof & Serov, 2001
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  7.97 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: River Ba or Da Rang, Viet Nam.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14-14; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 9-9. 9.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; no conspicuous large black spot on anterior dorsal-fin rays; body with 9-13 vertically elongated dark blotches, reaching beyond lateral line in large specimens, 8-11 saddles along dorsal midline; no conspicuous black stripe along lateral line or at mid-dorsal longitudinal line; caudal peduncle 1.4-1.9 times longer than deep; predorsal part of body covered by embedded scales; no acuminate scales on caudal peduncle; a distinct median incision in upper lip.
Biology:  Inhabits fast flowing water on open sand substratum.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 August 2010 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 12.12.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 18.12.02

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