Pteronemacheilus meridionalis (Zhu, 1982)
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  5.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin (Nam Youan, Nam Tha, Nam Ou) in Laos and China.
Diagnosis:  Body with about 15-25 irregular bars with dark edge and pale center. Pectoral rays with stiff dorsal expansion in male. Caudal base with black bar dissociated into a spot at upper extremity of the base and a vertically elongated blotch in lower half of the base (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Inhabits river with slow current and occurs in the crevices of gravel (Ref. 51717).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 06 July 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.02.03
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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