Eirmotus octozona Schultz, 1959
photo by Noren, M.

Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: No subfamily
Max. size:  3.56 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: Thailand and western Borneo.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal soft rays: 8-9. Differs from other congeners by the following unique combination of features: presence of 1 bar; presence of distinct black mark just anterior to anus, laterally and ventrally visible when viewed; simple dorsal-fin rays black in color, black pigment patch in some specimens reaching the first branched rays, other rays hyaline or in some specimens with diffused chromatophores on last dorsal-fin ray; last simple dorsal-fin ray with 25-31 serrae; presence of a faint black margrin along uppermost pectoral-fin ray; bar 5 equal to 1-1½ lateral row scales in width; mouth terminal, lower jaw wide, anteriorly rounded (Ref. 78741).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 18.04.96
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 22.10.08
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 08.05.96

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