Schistura mahnerti Kottelat, 1990
photo by JJPhoto

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  6.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Salween basin in Thailand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Distinguished by its color pattern with up to 17 bars, the anterior ones being vertically split, the posterior ones widely spaced, as wide or wider than interspaces and not forming a stripe; processus dentiformis present; 9+8 branched caudal rays; 8 1/2 branched dorsal rays; males with a suborbital flap; complete lateral line; axillary pelvic lobe present; lateral head length 22.3-24.3% SL; depth of caudal peduncle 12.7-14.6% SL.
Biology:  The stomach of a 4.87 cm SL fish contains several insect larvae of various sizes (Ref. 39226).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 08 July 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 11.04.00
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.09.01

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