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Nemacheilus platiceps  Kottelat, 1990

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae ()
Etymology: Nemacheilus: Greek, nema, -atos = filament + Greek, cheilos = lip (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: known only from the Mekong basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 27732)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-13; Anal soft rays: 8. Has about 15 irregular vertical bars, darker along the edges and paler in the center (Ref. 27732), lips without furrows, forked caudal fin with subequal lobes and incomplete lateral line reaching to anus (Ref. 39226).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabit clear shallow waters in slow flowing pools with decaying terrestrial vegetation in upland rivers and streams (Ref. 12693). Found over gravel in moderate to rapid current (Ref. 27732).

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Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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