Lepidocephalichthys goalparensis Pillai & Yazdani, 1976
photo by Mrinal Kumar Das/S.C. Bordoloi

Family:  Cobitidae (Longfin loaches)
Max. size:  7.01 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, India and Myanmar in the Irrawaddy, Brahmaputra, and Ganges drainages.
Diagnosis:  Distinguished from all other congeners by the combination of the following characters: strongly forked caudal fin; caudal fin usually with four to five dark, broad, regularly spaced V-shaped bars; dorsal-fin origin usually anterior to pelvic-fin origin; moderate/large size up to 4.4 cm SL; lamina circularis composed of fused seventh and eighth pectoral rays sometimes forming small dorsally projecting flange but never large flange with serrations (Ref. 83671).
Biology:  Mostly found in slow-flowing streams with vegetation (Ref. 83671).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 01 April 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 29.02.12
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 02.05.16

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