Schistura melarancia Kottelat, 2000
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 Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
 Max. size:  9.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: Mekong drainage in Laos and Vietnam.
 Diagnosis:  Body slightly compressed; head depressed, conical; snout long, pointed, eye directed upwards, slightly protruding along dorsal profile; 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; body and fins orange brown in life, pale chocolate brown when preserved; a broad conspicuous black stripe from gill opening to caudal-fin base; a long black bar at caudal-fin base, not reaching dorsal and ventral midlines (Ref. 36949).
 Biology:  Found in riffles and fast flowing creeks (Ref. 43281).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Boden, Gert - 18.02.01
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.09.13
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 07.10.02

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