Schistura procera Kottelat, 2000
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 Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
 Max. size:  8.9 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; no median notch in upper lip, a median interruption in lower lip; a median notch in lower jaw; cheeks slightly swollen in specimens larger than about 70 mm SL; low dorsal adipose keel on caudal peduncle; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; 7-8.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; body with 13-17 bars, wider than interspaces, very regular on sides, becoming irregular along dorsal midline; in predorsal area, flank bars not reaching dorsal midline; space between bars occupied by irregularly-shaped large blotches leaving only very narrow pale spaces between them and bars; black bar at caudal-fin base not reaching ventral midline, its upper extremity bent forward; dorsal-fin base with a blackish band, with or without one or several paler or hyaline spots in it; caudal fin red in life (Ref. 36949).
 Biology:  Inhabits small forest creeks (Ref. 43281). Type locality at the time of visit, except in the pool of the waterfall itself: creek with at most 100 cm wide and 5-10 cm deep, over pebbles; other species present: Garra cambodgiensis and Schistura kengtungensis (Ref. 36949).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Boden, Gert - 18.02.01
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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