Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Schistura: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, oura = tail; an allusion to forked caudal fins (Ref. 45335). More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Mekong basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40772)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Differs from its congeners in Vietnam by the following combination of characters: caudal fin with 9+8 branched rays, median incision in upper lip; lateral line complete; body with 7-13 bars, usually well contrasted; pelvic fin situated below unbranched dorsal-fin rays or in front of dorsal-fin origin; median caudal-fin ray 75.4-86.8% of length of upper caudal-fin lobe; caudal peduncle 1.3-1.6 times longer than deep (Ref. 40772). Anterior nostril found on the front side of a flap-like tube (Ref. 27732). Caudal peduncle length 5.3-6.2 times in SL, depth 7.3-8.8 times in SL; eye continuous with dorsal head profile or slightly protruding (Ref. 43281).
Seems to prefer fast flowing waters with stones and boulders (Ref. 27732).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 1998. Fishes of the Nam Theun and Xe Bangfai basins, Laos, with diagnoses of twenty-two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Cobitidae, Coiidae and Odontobutidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 9(1):1-128. (Ref. 27732)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00631 (0.00268 - 0.01487), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-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 (24 of 100) .