Schistura nomi Kottelat, 2000

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  4.76 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Xe Kong of the Mekong basin in Laos.
Diagnosis:  Anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; median notch in upper lip, median interruption in lower lip; no median notch in lower jaw;; 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; axillary pelvic lobe present; caudal peduncle length 15.4-17.0 %SL, depth 12.1-12.8 %SL, 1.20-1.33 times in length; body with 9-11 bars, wider than interspaces, sometimes indistinct anteriorly, quite regularly shaped, slightly wider along lateral line, with edges appearing slightly darker than centre; black bar at caudal-fin base complete although faint, a darker elongate blotch occupying about middle half; dorsal-fin base with a dark spot anteriorly , followed by an orange spot and an elongate grey blotch (Ref. 36949).
Biology:  Found on gravel banks (Ref. 36949).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 12 January 2011 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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