Schistura bairdi Kottelat, 2000
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 Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
 Max. size:  3.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin in southern Laos.
 Diagnosis:  Nostril flap long, pointed, reaching front margin of eye; anterior nostril pierced on front side of the flap; processus dentiformis present; lower lip not interrupted medially, but slightly emarginate; no median notch in upper lip; a sharp median notch in lower jaw; lateral line incomplete, reaching to vertical of dorsal-fin origin; 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 8+7-8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe rudimentary; a swarm of black pigments on cheek below eye; body with 6-8 broad bars, wider than interspaces, somewhat irregular, or branched in lower half; an irregular midlateral swarm of sparsely-set black pigments from gill-opening to caudal-fin base; black bar at caudal-fin base complete; dorsal fin with a low, small spot at anterior base (Ref. 36949).
 Biology:  Found in large rivers in gravel beds and rapids (Ref. 43281).
 IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (B1ab(ii,iii,v)) (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 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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