Gastromyzon stellatus Tan, 2006
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 Family:  Balitoridae (River loaches)
 Max. size:  5.24 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Asia: Sarawak, Sadong and Lupar River basins in Sarawak, Malaysia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal soft rays: 4-4; Vertebrae: 31-32. Can be distinguished from its congeners by having the following unique combination of characters: a dark brown body with numerous yellow fine spots and blotches, head dark brown with numerous yellow spots; sublacrymal groove visible from side; secondary rostrum absent; post-oral pouch absent; subopercular groove absent; gill slit vertical; a truncate snout when viewed dorsally; abdomen without scales; lateral line scales 66-69; pelvic fin not overlapping level of anal fin origin, adpressed dorsal fin not overlapping level of anal fin origin (Ref. 57871).
 Biology:  Inhabits fast flowing rocky streams (Ref. 84801).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.02.07
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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