Schistura menanensis (Smith, 1945)
photo by Panitvong, N.

Family:  Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Max. size:  5.9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Chao Phraya basin in Thailand.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Color pattern consisting of a wide longitudinal dark stripe superposed over the bar pattern and obscuring it, its width under dorsal origin is about 2.0-2.3 times in body depth; color pattern usually over a dark background (juveniles apparently go through various color patterns during their growth and large specimens usually dull dark brown). Lateral line reaching to below dorsal fin; complete black basal caudal bar; 8 1/2 branched dorsal rays; males without suborbital flap (Ref. 39226).
Biology:  Occurs in various habitats, including a large tributary and several smaller streams with moderate to swift current. Inhabits small riffles (Ref. 39226).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 08 July 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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