Crossocheilus elegans Kottelat & Tan, 2011
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  10.63 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Segama and Kinabatangan drainages in Sabah, Malaysia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Distinguished from all congeners by its colour pattern consisting of a blackish midlateral stripe extending from the tip of the gill opening to the middle of the base of the caudal fin, separate from the dark brown dorsum by a pale yellowish brown stripe. In all other named with a black midlateral stripe, the dorsum is olive brown, much paler than the midlateral stripe, and there is no yellow stripe between the dorsum and the black stripe (Ref. 87793).
Biology:  Occurs in hill-stream habitats, usually near or in the riffle zone in fast flowing waters over a rocky bottom (Ref. 87793).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 24 December 2018 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Busson, Frédéric - 05.09.11
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.10.11

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