Schistura pervagata Kottelat, 2000

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  8.03 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Laos and Viet Nam.
Diagnosis:  Lateral head length 23.1-26.5 %SL; predorsal distance 52.3-54.9 %SL; prepelvic distance 52.3-54.8 %SL; body depth 15.4-17.4 %SL; caudal peduncle length 14.9-18.6 %SL., depth 11.7-13.6 %SL, 1.17-1.51 times in length; anterior nostril pierced in front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; no median notch or only very shallow notch in upper lip, a median incision 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; top of head vermiculated; body with 8-13 bars, as wide as or wider than interspaces, from quite regular to irregularly shaped and organized, but usually very few incomplete or branched bars; in predorsal area, bars either continuous across back, alternating or dissociated into small blotches; black bar at caudal-fin base more or less complete, usually not reaching dorsal and ventral midlines, often with posterior projections at upper and lower extremities; dorsal-fin base with black spot anteriorly, followed by a pale patch and a low, elongate grey blotch (Ref. 36949). Interobital width 26.1-33.0% HL (Ref. 40772).
Biology:  Found in riffles and rapids (Ref. 36949).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 10 October 2011 Ref. (130435)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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