Schistura pridii Vidthayanon, 2003
Schistura pridii
photo by Ott, G.

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  3.8 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; depth range 0 - 1 m
Distribution:  Asia: Chao Phraya drainage in Thailand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Body with four black bars on a bright yellow (in life) background, usually forming saddles along dorsal midline, and with a rounded yellow blotch on mid dorsal line in each saddle; body slender, its depth at dorsal fin origin 11-16% SL; no sexual dimorphism; black caudal basal bar absent; pelvic fin origin in front of vertical through dorsal fin origin (Ref. 51709).
Biology:  Found in shallow, torrential hill streams, 0.3-1.0 m deep with gravel bottom and rocky crevices, in mixed deciduous forests, at 950-1120 m altitude (Ref. 51709).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 25 February 2011 (B2ab(i,ii,iii)) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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