Lepidocephalichthys birmanicus (Rendahl, 1948)
Lepidocephalichthys birmanicus
photo by FAO

Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  11 cm (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater, non-migratory
Distribution:  Asia: Myanmar to Malaysia, including the Mekong basin on the Khorat Plateau. Reported from the Irrawaddy River (Ref. 51717).
Diagnosis:  Caudal fin with 6-7 well-defined bars on medium sized individuals (Ref. 12693).
Biology:  Occurs in small, clear, swift streams with sandy bottoms (Ref. 12693). Feeds on worms and insect larvae along with some algae (Ref. 12693).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.03.00
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 11.03.05
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 09.08.01

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