Pangio ammophila Britz, Ali & Raghavan, 2012
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Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  2.94 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: known only from the type locality, Subramanya, Kumaradhara river in Karnataka, India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 9-9; Anal soft rays: 9-9; Vertebrae: 48-48. Distinguished from all congeners except Pangio bitaimac, P. cuneovirgata, P. doriae, P. filinaris, P. fusca, P. lidi and P. longimanus by having a long, pointed narial flap (nasal barbel). Can be separated from these seven species and in addition from all other congeners by its unique color pattern consisting of a midlateral stripe and a reticulated pattern of chromatophores loosely organized in a middorsal and paired dorsolateral bands on a light beige background (Ref. 91039).
Biology:  Found in shallow part of a medium-sized clear water stream, up to 200 m wide and up to at least 2 m deep with sand, gravel and stones as substrate. Its type series was collected from a shallow part of the river with a fast current over medium-sized rounded stones and sandy patches as substrate. Caught only from sandy areas (Ref. 93057).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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