Traccatichthys pulcher (Nichols & Pope, 1927)
photo by Janiczak, B.J.

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  12 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 13.9 g
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater; brackish; pH range: 6.5 - 7.5; dH range: 5 - 18
Distribution:  Asia: drainages of Guangdong Province and Hainan Island in China. Also in Viet Nam (Ref. 89724).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 2-5. Short but high caudal fin. Cone-shaped head. Three pairs of barbels. Body covered by small round scales, no scale on the cheeks. Green gray in the body, yellowish stomach. A prominent black spot in the middle of the origin of caudal fin (Ref. 33389).
Biology:  Adults inhabit streams on sand and gravel bottom (Ref. 26563). Length type refers to body length, assumed in TL.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 January 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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