Schistura quasimodo Kottelat, 2000
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  4.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Nam San basin, a Nam Ngum tributary in Laos.
Diagnosis:  Body cylindrical, greatest depth in front of dorsal-fin origin, sometimes with a conspicuous hump; head flat with pointed profile and depressed snout; nostril flap pointed, barbel-like, reaching anterior margin of eye; anterior nostril pierced on front side of flap; processus dentiformis present; mouth subterminal, lips smooth; no median notch in upper lip, lower lip interrupted medially; lateral line reaching at most level of anal-fin origin; anus at equal distance from pelvic-fin base and anal-fin origin; 8.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; 6-8 broad dark bars on body, quite regularly shaped, usually wider than interspaces; dorsal fin with two large black blotches along base; black bar at caudal-fin base not reaching lower and upper margin of caudal peduncle; body sometimes plain dark brown, independent of size (Ref. 36949).
Biology:  Found in riffles, among stones (Ref. 36949).
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 19 January 2011 (B1ab(i,ii,iii)+2ab(i,ii,iii)) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Boden, Gert - 19.02.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.10.02

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