Schistura thanho

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Schistura thanho
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Nemacheilidae
Genus: Schistura
Species: S. thanho
Binomial name
Schistura thanho
Freyhof & Serov, 2001[2]

Schistura thanho is a species of ray-finned fish, a stone loach in the genus Schistura. It has only been recorded in the Vinh Thanh River drainage in Central Vietnam where it occurs in riffles with a very fast current. It is threatened by overfishing, the degradation and loss of habitat caused by dam constructions and deforestation resulting in the silting up of the streams it occurs in.[1] The specific name is a reference to the “friendly people” of the Tha Nho ethnic community in Binh Dinh Province, Vietnam, where the type locality of this species is located.[3]


  1. ^ a b Huckstorf, V. (2012). "Schistura thanho". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T187916A1834942. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T187916A1834942.en.  Downloaded on 21 January 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2017). "thano {{{2}}}" in FishBase. October 2017 version.
  3. ^ "Order CYPRINIFORMES: Family NEMACHEILIDAE (Stone Loaches)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. 2017. Retrieved 21 January 2018.