Schistura globiceps Kottelat, 2000
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  5.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: between Nam Tha and Nam Ou basins, Laos.
Diagnosis:  Anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; notch in upper lip usually present, lower lip with a median incision; lower jaw with a median notch; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; 8.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; pelvic fins reaching beyond anus; axillary pelvic lobe present; adipose keel along back between dorsal and caudal fins, and ventrally on posterior half of caudal peduncle; cheeks swollen in specimens above 40 mm SL; body depth 12.9-16.4 %SL; caudal peduncle length 13.1-16.3 %SL, depth 10.1-13.4 %SL, 1.13-1.40 times in length; body with 6-8 bars, more or less as wide as interspaces, bars anterior to dorsal-fin origin usually indistinct, quite regular although sometimes incomplete on caudal peduncle, continuous across dorsal midline; black bar at caudal-fin base almost complete, not reaching dorsal and ventral midlines; dorsal-fin base with a faint spot anteriorly, followed by a low elongate pale grey blotch (Ref. 36949). Strongly arched snout (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Inhabits small forest creeks (Ref. 43281). Occurs among leaf litter, in 5-20 cm of water, over a clay bottom (Ref. 36949).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 19 January 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Boden, Gert - 16.02.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.10.02

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