Tanichthys micagemmae Freyhof & Herder, 2001
photo by Ã…hlander, O.

Family:  Tanichthyidae (Mountain minnows)
Max. size:  2.31 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic
Distribution:  Asia: River Ben Hai, Viet Nam.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal soft rays: 11-11. Head and body below lateral midline whitish with many small dark grey spots (versus dark reddish brown); one black and white whitish longitudinal stripe of about same width (width of black stripe 0.9-1.8 times width of whitish stripe versus 0.3-0.6); distance from dorsal-fin origin to upper margin of whitish stripe about equal to distance from anal-fin origin to lower margin of black stripe (upper distance 0.9-1.2 times lower distance versus 1.8-2.7).
Biology:  Found in a wide, shallow stream with fast current and sandy bottom (Ref. 41279).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 30 August 2010 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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