Schistura latidens Kottelat, 2000
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Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
Max. size:  5.78 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Xe Pon basin, Laos.
Diagnosis:  Anterior nostril pierced in front side of a flap; a short and very wide processus dentiformis, extending over about half of exposed mouth gape; mouth wide, lower jaw notched in large specimens; upper lip notched, lower lip only feebly interrupted medially; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; 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 7-10 broad dark bars, wider than interspaces, relatively regularly shaped and organized; black bar at caudal-fin base complete; no black blotch at dorsal-fin base; top of head dotted (Ref. 36949).
Biology:  Found in rapids, under boulders, in about 0.6 m of fast flowing water; collected by women using baskets (Ref. 36949).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 19 January 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Boden, Gert - 16.02.01
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 31.10.12

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