Yasuhikotakia caudipunctata (Taki & Doi, 1995)
photo by Janiczak, B.J.

 Family:  Cobitidae (Loaches), subfamily: Botiinae
 Max. size:  9 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal
 Distribution:  Asia: Mekong basin in Laos and Thailand.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 12-12; Anal soft rays: 7-10; Vertebrae: 32-33. Eight branched dorsal rays; a large blackish blotch on the caudal peduncle; one or two small, vertically elongated bars on the dorsal half of the body behind the dorsal-fin base; numerous small blackish dots on the caudal fin (Ref. 27732).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 05.12.98
 Modified by: Torres, Armi G. - 16.02.06

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