Pseudobagarius nitidus (Ng & Rainboth, 2005)
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Family:  Akysidae (Stream catfishes), subfamily: Akysinae
Max. size:  4.13 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Mekong River in Laos.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2-2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 5-5; Anal soft rays: 11-11; Vertebrae: 35-35. Eye very small (4%HL). Length of adipose-fin base 12.6% SL. Interorbital distance 28% HL. Sharply contrasted color pattern of dark yellow patches on chocolate brown body. Total vertebrae 35. Gill rakers on first gill arch 1+5. Dorsal third of the flanks with small tubercles (Ref. 56231). Description: Dorsal-fin rays II,4,i; anal-fin rays iii,6,ii; pectoral-fin rays I,7; pelvic-fin rays i,5 (Ref. 56231).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 10 February 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 27.02.06
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 13.07.07

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