Schistura magnifluvis Kottelat, 1990
Schistura magnifluvis
photo by Ott, G.

 Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
 Max. size:  8.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic; pH range: 5.80000019073486 - 7; dH range: 4 - 15
 Distribution:  Asia: middle Mekong mainstream.
 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. Can be distinguished by the following characters: 13-14 bars on body, the anterior ones not conspicuously wider than posterior ones; maximum head width 16.6-17.4% SL; eye diameter 3.1-3.6% SL, 14-17% HL; interorbital width 7.3-7.8% SL, 35-36% HL (Ref. 39226). Its slender caudal peduncle (1.23-1.53 times longer than deep) and its color pattern distinguish it from any congener (Ref. 39226). Presence of a dark blotch at dorsal-fin origin; a faint blotch at base of posterior rays of dorsal fin; scales very sparse or absent in front of dorsal fin and on belly (Ref. 12693).
 Biology:  Inhabits streams and river backwaters at the driest time of the year (Ref. 39226). Frequently found in large rivers with stony bottom (Ref. 43281). A 5.92 cm SL female with ripe ovulae 1.4-1.6 mm in diameter (Ref. 39226). Not caught commercially (Ref. 12693).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 30.04.97
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.07.01

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