Schistura athos Kottelat, 2000
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 Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
 Max. size:  9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: Nam Ou basin, Laos.
 Diagnosis:  Anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; lower lip interrupted medially; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of 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; Head broadly triangular; caudal peduncle 1.1-1.2 times longer than deep; cheeks mottled; top of head finely dotted; body yellowish with a broad faint grey midlateral stripe; 7-9 broad blackish brown bars on body, usually wider than interspaces, wider anteriorly than posteriorly, usually wider on lateral line and on dorsal midline and constricted in-between; black bar at caudal-fin base not reaching dorsal and ventral midline; a black spot above base of upper principal rays; dorsal fin with two low blotches along base (Ref. 36949).
 Biology: 
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   
 

 Entered by: Boden, Gert - 15.02.01
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.10.02

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