Schistura pawensis Bohlen & Ŝlechtová, 2013

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  3.13 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Stream Nam Paw, Myitnge River, a tributary of Irrawaddy River in Myanmar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8. This species differs from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: body slender with head depth at nape 1.1-1.2 times in body depth; all specimens with prominent black midlateral stripe; entire ventral side silvery-white; dorsal fin with 6 1/2 or 7 1/2 branched rays; caudal fin with 7-8 + 8 branched rays; anus positioned halfway between pelvic-fin origin and anal-fin origin; and body small with largest known size 3.13 cm SL (Ref. 95079).
Biology:  Found in clear and shallow (30-60 cm depth) water above gravel with moderately fast flowing water (Ref. 95079).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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