Speonectes tiomanensis (Kottelat, 1990)
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  5.82 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: granitic cave in Gunung Kajang, Tioman Island, Malaysia. Reportedly most related to Sundoreonectes obesus from east and south Kalimantan and Sarawak; no other loaches were found in the island.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8. With reduced, partly embedded eyes; almost round body, tapering posteriorly (Ref. 37830).
Biology:  Cave-restricted species (Ref. 27297). A 4.89 cm SL female has ripe eggs (about 1.0 mm diameter) in its gonads (Ref. 37830).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 08 August 2019 (B1ab(iii); D) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 01.08.92
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.04.13
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 01.10.98

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