|Vanmanenia orcicampus Kottelat, 2017|
Vanmanenia orcicampus, new species, is described from the Nam Ngum drainage on the Plain of Jars, central Laos. It is distinguished from its congeners by its colour pattern consisting of a midlateral row of six blotches, a middorsal row of six saddles and vermiculations between the rows of blotches and saddles and on the rest of the flank. Furthermore, it has a slender caudal peduncle (depth 1.5 times in its length, 2.5 times in body depth) and 12-14 branched pectoral-fin rays.
|Fig. 1. Vanmanenia orcicampus, MHNG 2767.094, holotype, 47.5 mm SL; Laos: Nam Ngum on Plain of Jars.|
Maurice Kottelat. 2017. Vanmanenia orcicampus, A New Species of Loach from the Plain of Jars, Laos (Teleostei: Gastromyzontidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwaters. 28(1); 87-95.