Schistura andrewi Solo, Lalramliana, Lalronunga & Lalnuntluanga, 2014
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  5.05 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Mat River, tributary of Kaladan River in Mizoram, India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 7-7; Vertebrae: 33-33. Schistura andrewi is distinguished from other congeners from the Kaladan basin and its adjacent basins by having the combination of the following characters: axillary pelvic lobe long; lateral line complete with 82-95 pores; dorsal and anal fins with 2 unbranched rays; 6-7 broad, wider than interspace, black bars on the body; 2 rows of black spots horizontally across the dorsal fin; a deeply emarginate caudal fin with 2 vertical rows of black spots across the fin, and 9 + 8 branched caudal fin rays; a sub-orbital flap present in males; and intestine looped behind the stomach (Ref. 97391).
Biology:  Occurs in a small pool with slow-flowing water and substrate composed of sand, gravel and rocks. Found associated with the following fishes: Schistura nebeshwari, Olyra sp. and Garra spp. (Ref. 97391).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.12.18

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