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Schistura myrmekia (Fowler)

Hua Hin Stone Loach (Schistura myrmekia)

The Hua Hin Stone Loach was described in 1935 based on a single specimen that was found at near the city of Hua Hin in the Prachuap Khiri Khan province in southwestern Thailand.

The single known specimen is a 5,8 cm long male; in life it was of a light yellowish brown with small, dark spots on top of the head and eight dark bars along the body sides.

The species was never found since its description and is quite likely extinct.



[1] Randal A. Singer; Lawrence M. Page: Redescription of Schistura myrmekia (Fowler 1935) (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Zootaxa 3586: 347-352. 2012


edited: 21.04.2022