Schistura breviceps (Smith, 1945)
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 Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
 Max. size:  6.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: middle Mekong basin in northern Thailand, Myanmar and Yunnan, China.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 8-8. A member of the group of species with complete or nearly complete lateral line, 8 1/2 branched dorsal rays, 9+8 branched caudal rays and no sexual dimorphism. It can be distinguished by its lateral line reaching only to anal fin, inflated cheeks in specimens larger than 4.5 cm SL and axillary pelvic lobe rudimentary or absent. Caudal fin emarginate.
 Biology:  Inhabits small stream running among piles of pebbles, with clear water depth up to 50 cm and moderate to swift current (Ref. 39226).
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 05.05.97
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 21.07.01

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