Schistura mizoramensis Lalramliana, Lalronunga, Vanramliana & Lalthanzara, 2014
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Family:  Nemacheilidae ()
Max. size:  5.6 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Asia: Tuirivang River, a tributary of Tuirial River, Mizoram, India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8; Vertebrae: 35-35. Schistura mizoramensis is distinguished from its congeners from Ganges-Brahmaputra basin and its adjacent basin by the following characters: a unique color pattern consisting of a prominent dark brown longitudinal stripe along midlateral line from upper edge of gill opening to middle of caudal-fin base; a dark brown stripe on the dorsal midline from dorsal-fin origin to dorsal part of caudal-fin base; a network of bars which reduce the light yellowish ground color to isolated spots on the flanks and predorsal region of dorsum; 3-4 postdorsal bars posterior to anal-fin origin extending beyond lateral line and coalesce ventrally (Ref. 98821).
Biology:  Inhabits slow flowing water with a substrate of sand, gravel and rocks. Occurs in association with Glyptothorax maceriatus, Garra cf. annandalei and Schistura cf. fasciata (Ref. 98821).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.12.15

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