Hemiculterella macrolepis Chen, 1989
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Family:  Xenocyprididae (East Asian minnows)
Max. size:  13.5 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin in Xishuang-banna (Yunnan, China) and in Laos.
Diagnosis:  Distinguishable by its sharp keel between the base of the pelvic fins and the anus; 42-46+1-2 lateral line scales (Ref. 27732); 11-14 1/2 branched anal rays (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Inhabits upper reaches of large streams, with moderately swift current (Ref. 43281).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 21 January 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 06.12.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 19.09.02

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