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Creek loach, Schistura beavani (Günther, 1868)

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

Synonyms Nemacheilus beavani Günther, 1868 Noemacheilus beavani (Günther, 1868)

Common/local names English: Creek loach

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

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

Morphology: The body is elongated and compressed. Head compressed and snout conical. A semi-circular mouth surrounded …read more