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River loach, Schistura sikmaiensis (Hora, 1921)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Cypriniformes (Carps) Family: Balitoridae (River loaches) Subfamily: Nemacheilinae Genus: Schistura Species: S. sikmaiensis

Synonyms Nemacheilus sikmaiensis Hora, 1921 Noemacheilus sikmaiensis (Hora, 1921)

Common/local name English: River loach

Distributions: Bangladesh, India and Myanmar (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Data deficient in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: Body elongate and dorsal profile slightly arched than ventral profile. A small semi-circular mouth with …read more