Sinibotia longiventralis (Yang & Chen, 1992)
photo by Janiczak, B.J.

Family:  Cobitidae (Loaches), subfamily: Botiinae
Max. size:  10.55 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin in Laos, Yunnan and Thailand.
Diagnosis:  Body with 7-10 broad, faintly contrasted bars; dorsal and anal fins with faint median row of spots; body slender, depth 4.3-5.0 times in SL (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Inhabits streams and rivers with rocky bottoms. Feed on algae and insects. Omnivore (Ref. 26054).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 05 September 2010 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 04.02.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.02.06

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