Schistura punctifasciata Kottelat, 1998
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  3.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Xe Bangfai of the Mekong basin in Laos.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-14; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Distinguished by its incomplete lateral line not reaching beyond the pelvic-fin origin; 8 pelvic rays; 8(-9) branched dorsal rays; 10 pectoral rays; 8+8 branched caudal rays; anterior nostril at the tip of a short tube; 7-11 vertical dark bars, narrower than or equal to interspaces, on which irregular greyish dots are superimposed (Ref. 27732).
Biology:  Found in clear, standing to relatively fast water on gravel substrate; collected from very shallow to deeper waters (70-100 cm, with swifter current) (Ref. 27732).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 20 February 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 05.12.98
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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