Garra theunensis Kottelat, 1998
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Family:  Cyprinidae (Minnows or carps), subfamily: Labeoninae
Max. size:  30 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: Nam Theun of the Mekong basin in Laos.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 13-13; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 8-8. Plain dark brown body and fins, sometimes with 6-8 narrow stripes; triangular snout from dorsal view with only small tubercles and no transverse groove; lateral line scales 45-47+2-3; caudal peduncle 1.8-2.2 times longer than deep; 8+1/2 branched dorsal-fin rays (Ref. 27732). Upper lip and disc with oval outline; no barbels (Ref. 43281).
Biology:  Inhabits fast flowing water (Ref. 43281).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 21 January 2011 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 30.11.98
Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.09.02
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 18.09.02

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