Schistura cryptofasciata Chen, Kong & Yang, 2005
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  9.26 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Nanting River drainage in Yunnan China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11. Distinguished by the following combination of characters: snout blunt; lateral line complete; 8 1/2 branched dorsal-fin rays; 9+8 branched caudal-fin rays; no sexual dimorphism; 8-11 indistinct bars, wider than interspaces; caudal-peduncle length 14.1-16.5% standard length, 68.1-90.4% HL; anterior portion of body scaleless; air bladder entirely embedded in bony capsule; lateral head length 105.0-121.9% head length; lower jaw with a notch at symphysis; lower lip completely interrupted; interorbital width 1.9-2.2 times eye diameter; pelvic-fin origin ventral to dorsal-fin origin; anus 1.0-1.5 eye diameter anterior of anal-fin origin; the widest part of black basal caudal bar is the midlateral, and then the upper and lower ends (Ref. 56368). Description: dorsal-fin rays 3, 81/2; branched anal-fin rays 5 1/2; pectoral-fin rays 1, 10; pelvic-fin rays 1,7;
Biology:  Inhabits streams with clear and swift current, rocky bottom (Ref. 56368 ).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 08.03.06
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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