Bangana brevirostris Liu & Zhou, 2009
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  9.37 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  pelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: China. Known only from the Luosuo-Jiang, a first-order stream of the Lancang-Jiang (Mekong River basin) in Puer City and Xishuangbanna Prefecture, southern Yunnan, Southwest China (Ref. 80318).
Diagnosis:  Bangana brevirostris can be distinguished from all congeners from China and lower Mekong River outside of China by the following combination of characters: mental groove short and shallow, anteriorly connected with the end of the postlabial groove, terminating beneath the anterior margin of the eye; a pair of minute rostral barbels, situated below anterior end of shallow furrow on side of snout; dorsal fin with 12–13 branched rays; 42–44 lateral-line scales; eye large, its diameter 28.1–32.9 % HL; snout short, its length 25.5–32.7 % HL.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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