Macrognathus dorsiocellatus Britz, 2010
Macrognathus dorsiocellatus
photo by Win, T.

Family:  Mastacembelidae (Spiny eels)
Max. size:  25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Ayeyarwaddy, lower Sittang and lower Salween basins in Myanmar.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 14-22; Dorsal soft rays (total): 51-61; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 51-60; Vertebrae: 72-80. Belongs to the Macrognathus aculeatus species group but can be distinguished from all other species of this group by the following combination of characters: 19-23 rostral tooth plates; 14-22 dorsal-fin spines; and 7-11 small ocelli along soft dorsal fin, with ventrally open, incomplete white rim (Ref. 83418).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 22 March 2010 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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