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Published: 2010-08-03
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Nemacheilus marang, a new loach (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Sangkulirang karst, eastern Borneo

Museum Zoologicum Bogoriense (MZB), Ichthyology Laboratory, Zoology Division of Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Jl. Raya Bogor Km 46, Cibinong 16911, Indonesia
Route de la Baroche 12, Case Postale 57, CH-2952 Cornol, Switzerland (permanent address); and Raffles Museum of Biodiversity Research, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge, Singapore 119260
Fish Indonesia Kalimantan limestone stone loach


Nemacheilus marang, new species, is described from Sungai Marang, Bengalon drainage, in the Sangkulirang peninsula karst formation, Borneo, Indonesia. It is distinguished from all other species of Nemacheilus of Borneo among others by its unique colour pattern made of 10–18 dark brown bars on the flank, extending from the dorsal midline to just below the lateral line, continuous across back, not or only slightly wider on back and where crossing the midlateral stripe; and having the bars usually regular, straight, and of width less than half that of the interspaces.


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