Pethia thelys (Kullander, 2008)
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Smiliogastrinae
Max. size:  4.18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Myanmar in streams near Myitkyina and in Lake Indawgyi.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Belongs to the Puntius conchonius species group distinguished by the following combination of characters: absence of barbels, absence of humeral mark; presence of prominent dark blotch anteriorly on caudal peduncle, chiefly on scales 17-18 or 18-19 in lateral row; dorsal fin in males with two rows of dark blotches and dark margin, blotches anteriorly on fin most prominent; anal and pelvic fins immaculate; lateral line short, on 6-11 scales; scales in lateral row 20-23. Differs from similar species Puntius macrogramma, and Puntius stoliczkanus by having short lateral line (vs. complete or almost complete) and the absence of humeral mark; from Puntius conchonius by having larger caudal peduncle blotch and dark color of dorsal fin in two rows of spots crossing middle of fin (vs. forming a dark marginal blotch) (Ref. 75627). Description: Dorsal fin iii,8, iv,8; Anal fin iii,5; Pectoral fin i12, i13, i14; Pelvic fin i7, i8 (Ref. 75627).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 25 February 2010 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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