Schistura paucicincta Kottelat, 1990
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  5 cm NG (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Myanmar and Thailand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Distinguished by the following combination of characters: 6-7 wide bars on body; processus dentiformis present; males have no suborbital flap; incomplete lateral line reaching tip of pelvic fin; 8 1/2 branched dorsal rays; 8+7 branched caudal rays; complete black basal caudal bar; axillary pelvic lobe present; anus immediately in front of anal fin (Ref. 39226).
Biology:  A 2.91 cm SL female has distended belly which contains ripe ovulae about 1.3 mm in diameter. Its stomach contains numerous larvae of Coleoptera (Ref. 39226).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 09 July 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 11.04.00
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 25.09.14
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.09.01

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