Schistura kloetzliae Kottelat, 2000

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Nam Youan basin in Laos and Yunnan, China.
Diagnosis:  Anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; both lips finely pleated; upper lip with a median incision, lower lip interrupted medially, lateral line almost 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 8+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; body pale yellowish brown, with 6 large black blotches along lateral line, superimposed over a greyish axial stripe, each of them connected with blotches along dorsal midline; blotches on dorsal midline more or less connected to each other to form an irregular stripe; a black bar shortly in front of extremity of caudal peduncle; a short black bar on lower half of caudal-fin base; a black spot near base of uppermost 3 principal rays; two vertical rows of black spots on caudal-fin rays; one row of spots on dorsal-fin rays, one row of faint spots on anal and pectoral-fin rays (Ref. 36949).
Biology:  Found in riffles (Ref. 36949).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 08 July 2011 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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