Schistura sharavathiensis

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Schistura sharavathiensis
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Nemacheilidae
Genus: Schistura
Species: S. sharavathiensis
Binomial name
Schistura sharavathiensis
Sreekantha, Gururaja, Rema Devi, Indra & Ramachandra, 2006[2]

Schistura sharavathiensis, sometimes known as the Sharavati loach, is a species of freshwater fish in the family Nemacheilidae. It is endemic to the Sharavathi River basin in the central Western Ghats, India.[1][3] [2] It grows to 2.9 cm (1.1 in) standard length.[2] It is known from a perennial, torrential hill stream with good vegetation cover at 450–480 m (1,480–1,570 ft) above sea level.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Raghavan, R.; Ali, A. (2011). "Schistura sharavathiensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2011: e.T172482A6901274. Retrieved 3 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "Schistura sharavathiensis" in FishBase. October 2017 version.
  3. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N.; R. Fricke; R. van der Laan, eds. (1 March 2017). "Catalog of Fishes". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 3 March 2017.