Schistura liyaiensis Lokeshwor & Vishwanath, 2014
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Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
Max. size:  4.18 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: Barak River in Manipur, India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Schistura liyaiensis is distinguished from other species of Schistura in having a combination of the following characters: back with 7-9 olive brown saddles with wide white-colored interspaces, appearing as white oval beads; flank with 7-8 bars; lateral line incomplete with 19-20 pores; dorsal fin with 4 simple and 8 1/2 branched rays; dorsal-fin origin with a dark olive-brown spot in fresh condition; caudal-fin base with a complete black bar; and a prominent processus dentiformis present (Ref. 112085).
Biology:  Found in streams with swift current, big boulders, and rocks. Occurs together with the following fishes: Barilius sp., Devario sp., Pethia sp., Garra sp., and Glyptothorax manipurensis (Ref. 112085).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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