Vanmanenia pingchowensis (Fang, 1935)
photo by CAFS

Family:  Gastromyzontidae (Hillstream loaches)
Max. size:  13.9 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish
Distribution:  Asia: China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Description: Dorsal-fin rays iii-8½ ; anal-fin rays ii-5½ ; pectoral-fin rays i-13-18 ; pelvic-fin rays i-8-9 (Ref. 96004).
Biology:  Adults occur in babbling bottom of mountain streams (Ref. 26563). Utilized for food (Ref. 89718).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 19 January 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 04.02.00
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 24.06.21

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