Neonoemacheilus assamensis (Menon, 1987)
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Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  4.3 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Brahmaputra River basin, India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal fin with 8 1/2 branched rays; presence of conspicuous pad on tip of snout overhanging mouth; body with 13-17 dark brown transverse bars; pectoral fin reaches midway to base of pelvic, the latter just reaches anus or a little beyond; anus situated nearer to anal fin than to origin of pelvic fin; mouth semicircular, situated a little behind the snout; upper lip thin, moderately hypertrophied, a pad-like structure in the middle; body covered with scales except hear, but more sparsely between pectoral fins; scales minute, oval-shaped with large focus (Ref. 42975).
Biology:  Inhabits streams with pebbly bottom (Ref. 41236).
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 23 January 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 25.05.04
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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