Schistura jarutanini Kottelat, 1990
photo by Panitvong, N.

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  6.72 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Amphoe Sri Sawat, Tham Ba Dan in the Mae Nam Kwae Yai basin in western Thailand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Eye reduced to absent.
Biology:  A troglobitic species, strictly living in cave stream. Feeds on benthic microorganisms (Ref. 58784). Known only from the 22 specimens comprising the type series. Eyes reduced or absent. Well pigmented.
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 25 February 2011 (D2) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Cruz, Tess - 01.08.92
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 01.10.98

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