Schistura prashadi (Hora, 1921)
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  6.53 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Manipur Valley in India (Ref. 4832) in both the Brahmaputra and Chindwin drainages (Ref. 39226).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Processus dentiformis present; 9+8 branched caudal rays; 9 1/2 branched dorsal rays; males with a suborbital flap; complete lateral line; axillary pelvic lobe present; eye smaller than interorbital width; 4.9-5.2% SL (22-24% HL); black basal caudal bar complete; color pattern consisting of bars and reticulated spots; prepelvic length 54.3-55.9% SL; body depth 19.5-24.0% SL; length of caudal peduncle 15.7-16.5% SL (Ref. 39226).
Biology:  Occurs in small streams (Ref. 41236 ).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 21 January 2010 (B1ab(iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.07.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.04.13
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 11.04.00

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