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One for the Hillstreamers.....

Posted By: Martin Thoene <gkadar@sympatico.ca>
Date: Saturday, 9 November 2002, at 12:49 p.m.

Bet this would be an interesting read eh?.....

1998 46(2): 271-288 [top]

SYSTEMATIC REVISION OF THE BALITORID LOACH GENUS SEWELLIA OF VIETNAM AND LAOS, WITH DIAGNOSES OF FOUR NEW SPECIES

Tyson R. Roberts

ABSTRACT. - The highly specialized rheophilic loach genus Sewellia and its only previously known species, the Vietnamese S. lineolata (Valenciennes), are redescribed based on recently collected material. Four new species are described: S. pterolineata from Vietnam and S. speciosa from Laos in the nominal subgenus Sewellia, and S. diardi and S. elongata from Laos in the new subgenus Diardichthys. All species from Laos are from hill streams in t