Schistura moeiensis Kottelat, 1990

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  5.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Irrawaddy and Salween rivers.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal soft rays: 8-8. A member of the group of species with complete or nearly complete lateral line, 8 1/2 branched dorsal rays, 9+8 branched caudal rays and no sexual dimorphism. With 10-13 bars; black basal caudal bar thin, not reaching dorsal and ventral midlines, without forwards and backwards directed triangular processes at each extremity (Ref. 39226).
Biology:  Found in stream with muddy to sandy substrate with a few stones and numerous empty gastropod shells, in depths ranging from 0.05 to 10.5 m. A female measuring 4.51 cm SL contains ovulae 1.2 mm in diameter (Ref. 39226).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 08 July 2011 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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