Neogastromyzon chini Tan, 2006
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Family:  Gastromyzontidae (Hillstream loaches)
Max. size:  4.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Rejang, Lupar and Sadong River basins in Sarawak, Malaysia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal soft rays: 5-5. Can be distinguished from its congeners by possessing the following unique combination of characters: body dark brown, dorsum with 8 cream bars, side with many thin cream bars, head dorsum brown with thin cream reticulate pattern; absence of secondary rostrum; absence of sublacrymal groove; presence of deep postoral pouch; presence of subopercular groove; gill slit slanted, gill opening above 7th pectoral branched fin ray; pectoral fin origin level about half of eye; an elongate rounded snout when viewed dorsally; abdomen without scales; lateral line with 68-80 scales; pectoral fin overlapping anterior of pelvic fin; pelvic fin not overlapping anal fin origin, adpressed dorsal fin not overlapping level of anal fin origin (Ref. 57871).
Biology:  Inhabits fast flowing rocky streams (Ref. 84801).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 January 2019 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.02.07
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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