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Scientific NamePseudecheneis sympelvica  Roberts, 1998
Common Name
Type LocalityNam Veo, trib. of Nam Phao, 25 km east of Lak Sao, Nam Theun watershed, Mekong Basin, Laos.
Synonym(s)Pseudechensis sympelvicus
PronunciationSew de che niss
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Size 60mm or 2.4" SL. Find near, nearer or same sized spp.
IdentificationFishes of the genus Pseudecheneis can be differentiated from other Glyptosternine fish in having a thoracic adhesive apparatus consisting of a series of transverse ridges (laminae) separated by grooves (sulcae) (de Pinna, 1996; Roberts, 1998).

Pelvic fins joined for their almost all their length, except for a small notch at the fins edge. Pelvic fins widely separated to base in all other Pseudecheneis.
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Distribution Asia: Mekong basin in central Laos.
Mekong, Middle Mekong (click on these areas to find other species found there)
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IUCN Red List StatusData Deficient
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ReferencesRaffles Bull. Zool. v. 46 (no. 2) 290 Fig.
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Last Update2005 Dec 03 00:00 (species record created: 2005 Aug 23 00:00)