Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Schistura: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, oura = tail; an allusion to forked caudal fins (Ref. 45335); hiranyakeshi: Named for the place of its type locality, Hiranyakeshi River, India.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 123363)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species is distinguished from its congeners in the peninsular, northeastern, and central India, and Sri Lanka by the following characters: an incomplete lateral line with 6-7 pores, ending at a point vertical at half the length of the adpressed pectoral fin; dorsal fin and caudal fin without spots or blotches; body with 9-10 bars that are wider or almost equal in width to the interspaces; dorsal fin, anal fin and sub-dorsal bars have a unique crimson color in adult males; live and preserved specimens have the lower lip with a black mark on each side of the median interruption; no suborbital flap or axillary pelvic lobe (Ref. 123363).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Praveenraj, J., T. Thackeray and S. Balasubramanian, 2020. Schistura hiranyakeshi a new loach (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae) from Maharashtra, northern Western Ghats, India. aqua, International J. Ichthyol. 26(2):49-56. (Ref. 123363)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= No PD50 data [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00851 (0.00383 - 0.01892), b=2.93 (2.74 - 3.12), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .