Eidinemacheilus smithi (Greenwood, 1976)
Blind loach
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Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
Max. size:  5.53 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: natural well at Kaaje-Ru, near Baq-e-Loveh Oasis in Iranian Zagros Mountains.
Diagnosis:  Differs from all other congeners by its whitish or pink body without color pattern (vs. marbled or mottled color pattern) and absence of eyes (vs. presence) (Ref. 97574).
Biology:  A cave fish living in an underground pool at high altitude (Ref. 27297).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 (D2) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 01.08.92
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 07.02.18
Checked by: Palomares, Maria Lourdes D. - 04.05.94

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