Pangio alcoides Kottelat & Lim, 1993
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Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  3.93 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Terengganu and Johor, Malaysia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 7-8; Anal soft rays: 6-7; Vertebrae: 51-55. Peculiar color pattern, usually consisting of a white ventral half and a black dorsal half, seldom with 8-11 saddles. Additional useful characters are the small eye (ca. 1.0% SL, 7% HL), the lower lip interrupted medially, each half triangular with only a shallow median lobe (versus well developed in other species), not ending into a barbel-like pointed tip.
Biology:  Inhabits shallow, black or brown water swamps in open areas.
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 18 December 2018 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.01.98
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 06.08.10

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