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Ambastaia nigrolineata  (Kottelat & Chu, 1987)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Cobitidae (Loaches) > Botiinae
Etymology: Ambastaia: Named for Ambastai (or Ambastus in Latin), a river in Ptolemy’s (ca. 90-168) (identified as the Mekong)..

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.0 - 7.5; dH range: 5 - 15.   Subtropical; 15°C - 25°C (Ref. 13614), preferred ?

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Asia: Mekong basin.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 30857)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal soft rays: 8. Distinguished by a broad black midlateral stripe and another stripe along the back in specimens smaller than about 4 cm SL; larger specimens with vertical bars connecting the two stripes and extending to the lower half of the body; fins hyaline in small specimens and marked in larger ones (Ref. 27732).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs in riffles, in clear, fast-flowing water (Ref. 27732). Found in small creek with sandy bottom and moderate current (Ref. 37841) and hill streams (Ref. 58784). Feeds on insect larvae and benthic organisms (Ref. 58784).

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Kottelat, M., 1998. Fishes of the Nam Theun and Xe Bangfai basins, Laos, with diagnoses of twenty-two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Cobitidae, Coiidae and Odontobutidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 9(1):1-128. (Ref. 27732)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

  Vulnerable (VU) (A2bde)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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