Schistura tenura Kottelat, 2000
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Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
Max. size:  4.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Nam Leuk basin, a tributary of the Nam Mang in Laos.
Diagnosis:  Snout with a massive appearance in lateral view, strongly convex; relatively slender and tapering caudal peduncle, depth 1.5-1.8 times in its length; anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; a broad median notch in upper lip, lower lip interrupted medially; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; 8.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; body with 7-10 conspicuous, irregularly shaped and spaced bars, about as wide as or thinner than interspaces; a conspicuous black bar at caudal-fin base, sometimes dissociated into a black blotch in lower half of caudal-fin base and a spot at base of uppermost rays; a single black spot at anterior extremity of dorsal-fin base (Ref. 36949).
IUCN Red List Status: Critically Endangered (CR); Date assessed: 19 January 2011 (B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii)) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Boden, Gert - 20.02.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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