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  • Ambastaia nigrolineata
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Scientific Name Ambastaia nigrolineata  (Kottelat & Chu, 1987)
Common Names Black-lined Loach
Mekong Clown Loach
Type Locality Menghan, about 21°50'N, 100°23'E, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China.
Etymology Ambastaia: Named for Ambastai (or Ambastus in Latin), a river in Ptolemy’s (ca. 90-168) (identified as the Mekong). 
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Size 80mm or 3.1" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
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Distribution Asia: Mekong basin.
Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)

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IUCN Red List Category Not Evaluated
pH 7.0 - 7.5
Temperature 15.0-25.0°C or 59-77°F (Show species within this range)
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Breeding Reports There is no breeding report.
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Reference Zoological Research v. 8 (no. 4), pp 395, Fig. 3.
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Last Update 2016 Aug 03 05:51 (species record created: 2013 Jun 08 08:22)