Botia kubotai Kottelat, 2004
photo by Fosset, A.

Family:  Botiidae (Pointface loaches), subfamily: Botiinae
Max. size:  15 cm NG (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: Myanmar.
Diagnosis:  Three black stripes and five black bars leaving four pairs of elongate yellow blotches; as age increases, the bars and stripes widen, the yellow blotches become more slender and rows of small yellow spots are added in the stripes and in the bars (Ref. 50472). Description: dorsal fin with 4 simple and 9 or 10 branched rays; anal fin with 3 simple and 6 branched rays (Ref. 50472).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 March 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 27.01.04

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