Vanmanenia polylepis Pan, Liu & Zhang, 1983
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Family:  Gastromyzontidae (Hillstream loaches)
Max. size:  8.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Zhu-Jiang basin in Guangdong Province, China.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 7-7. Vanmanenia polylepis can be distinguished from V. pingchowensis. by having 137-146 scales on lateral line and a longitudinal dark brown wavy stripe running along the lateral-line on the side of the body (Ref. 96004). Description: Dorsal-fin rays iii-8½ ; anal-fin rays ii-5½ ; pectoral-fin rays i-13-14 ; pelvic-fin rays i-7-8 (Ref. 96004).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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