Pteronemacheilus lucidorsum Bohlen & Ŝlechtová, 2011
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Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
Max. size:  5.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; pH range: 6.5
Distribution:  Asia: Nam Paw in Hsipaw, Myanmar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Can be diagnosed from other species, except its only congener Pteronemacheilus meridionalis by having elongated skinfolds on the dorsal side of the second and third branched pectoral-fin rays in males. Differs from Pteronemacheilus meridionalis by having the dorsal midline without pigmentation (vs. bars or saddles across dorsal midline) and usually 8 + 8 branched caudal-fin rays (vs. 9 + 8) (Ref. 87201).
Biology:  Found in a fast flowing stream about 4-10 m wide and 0.5 m deep during late dry season. The stream has substrate consisting mainly of stones up to 60 cm diameter (Ref. 87201).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 14.07.11
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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