Gastromyzon bario Tan, 2006
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Family:  Gastromyzontidae (Hillstream loaches)
Max. size:  9.05 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Upper Trusan, Limbang and Bram River basins in north Sarawak, Malaysia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal soft rays: 5-5; Vertebrae: 31-33. Can be distinguished from other species of the genus by possessing the following unique combination of characters: distinct secondary rostrum present; complete post-oral pouch present; body dark brown with 8 pale yellowish bars, head dorsum dark brown with thin pale yellowish reticulate pattern; subopercular groove absent; gill slit vertical; sublacrymal groove present; a truncate snout when viewed dorsally; abdomen without scales; lateral line scales 59-66; pelvic fin not overlapping anal fin origin, adpressed dorsal fin not overlapping anal fin origin (Ref. 57871).
Biology:  Inhabits fast flowing unshaded hill streams with cool water, less than 1 meter deep, large boulder and rock substratum (Ref. 57871). Also Ref. 84801.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 January 2019 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 01.02.07
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 14.08.19

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