Aborichthys elongatus Hora, 1921
Aborichthys elongatus
photo by Freyhof, J.

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  7.4 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Darjeeling, West Bengal in India.
Diagnosis:  This species can be diagnosed from all other known congeners by the combination of the following characters: body with several bands, broader than interspaces on caudal peduncle region, absent in the predorsal section; 3 pairs of barbels, almost as long as eye diameter; lateral line complete; caudal fin rounded with 2 short whitish bands; and black spot present at the upper extremity of caudal-fin base (Ref. 95217).
Biology:  Occurs in streams with pebbly bottom (Ref. 41236).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 January 2010 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:  Occurs in Darjeeling, West Bengal (Ref. 41236). Also Ref. 4832, 45255.


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