Nemacheilus paucimaculatus Bohlen & Šlechtová, 2011

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  6.15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: basins of Muar and Langat in Johor, Selangor and Negeri Sembilan in southern Peninsular Malaysia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-14; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Distinguished from all species of the genus Nemacheilus, except Nemacheilus arenicolus by its color pattern consisting of 8-10 dark brown dorsal saddles and 8-10 dark brown blotches, each larger than eye, along the lateral midline (vs. 10-19 blotches, a stripe or a marbled pattern in other species). It is distinguished from Nemacheilus arenicolus by the presence of a dark blotch on the first rays of the dorsal fin (vs. absence) and the presence of scales on the whole body (vs. restricted to few rows along lateral line in the anterior part of body) (Ref. 87792).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 August 2019 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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