Squalidus argentatus (Sauvage & Dabry de Thiersant, 1874)
Squalidus argentatus
photo by CAFS

 Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Gobioninae
 Max. size:  13 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  benthopelagic
 Distribution:  Asia: China and Viet Nam.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-10; Anal soft rays: 9-9. Distinguished from its congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: dorsal fin rays 3+7, anal fin rays 3+6, pectoral fin rays 1+14; lateral-line scales 39-41, predorsal scales 12-13; body rather slender, the transverse rows of papillae on snout loosely arranged and very long barbels over 2/3 of eye diameter and body with longitudinal grayish and golden stripes; dorsal side scattered with few irregular black spots; a longitudinal row of grayish black blotches along lateral body; all fins unmarked (Ref. 57944).
 IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 03.02.00
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 11.07.14

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