Ellopostoma mystax Tan & Lim, 2002
Enigmatic loach
Ellopostoma mystax
photo by Ott, G.

Family:  Ellopostomatidae (Square-head loaches)
Max. size:  7 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater
Distribution:  Asia: endemic to Thailand.
Biology:  Inhabits mainstream rivers in sandy shore. Carnivorous, feeding on benthic microfauna (Ref. 58784). Length type is assumed in TL.
IUCN Red List Status: Endangered (EN); Date assessed: 19 January 2011 (B1ab(ii,iii)) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Torres, Armi G. - 24.05.04
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 02.07.13

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