Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Cypriniformes > Cobitidae > Ambastaia > Ambastaia sidthimunki

Ambastaia sidthimunki (Skunk loach; Pygmy loach; Ladderback loach; Dwarf loach; Dwarf clawn loach; Dwarf botia; Chained loach)

Synonyms: Botia sidthimunki; Botia sidthimunkii; Yasuhikotakia sidthimunki
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Wikipedia Abstract

The dwarf loach, ladderback loach, pygmy loach, chain loach or chain botia, (Ambastaia sidthimunki) is freshwater fish belonging to the Botiidae family. It is frequently seen in the aquarium trade. This endangered species is endemic to the Mae Klong basin (including Khwae Noi River) in Thailand, and the Ataran River on the Thai-Myanmar border. Records from the Mekong basin are misidentifications of the very similar and closely related A. nigrolineata.
View Wikipedia Record: Ambastaia sidthimunki

Endangered Species

Status: Endangered
View IUCN Record: Ambastaia sidthimunki

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Asia - Inland waters; Asia: Chao Phraya and Mekong basins (Ref. 43281) and Maeklong basin (Ref. 58784).; Cambodia; Chao Phraya River; Lao People's Dem. Rep.; Mae Klong; Mekong; Oriental; Thailand;

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