Schistura chindwinica (Tilak & Husain, 1990)

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  6.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Manipur, India.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Differs from its congeners in northeastern India and Chindwin drainage by the combination of the following characters: 8 1/2 branched dorsal-fin rays; color pattern variable, with 8-11 obscure dark grey bars; male with conspicuous suborbital flap; processus dentiformis weak; no adipose crest (Ref. 55394). Description: 3/ 8 1/2. A 3/ 5 1/2 (Ref. 55394).
IUCN Red List Status: Vulnerable (VU); Date assessed: 21 January 2010 (B1ab(iii); D2) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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