Schistura cincticauda (Blyth, 1860)
Schistura cincticauda
photo by Udomrittiruj, K.

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: tributaries of the Salween basin in Thailand and Myanmar (Ref. 39226). Reported from India (Ref. 4832).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Processus dentiformis present; 7 regular bars on body; males have no suborbital flap, incomplete lateral line reaching at most origin of pelvic fin; no black mark on each side of median interruption in lower lip; 9+8 branched caudal rays; emarginate caudal fin; black basal caudal bar present; no axillary pelvic lobe; anus 2-3 eye diameters in front of anal fin (Ref. 39226).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 07 July 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 31.07.96
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 12.09.01

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