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). More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; pH range: 5.8 - 7.0; dH range: 4 - 15. Tropical; 23°C - 28°C (Ref. 13614)
Asia: middle Mekong mainstream.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
soft rays: 8. A member of the group of species with complete or nearly complete lateral line, 8 1/2 branched dorsal rays, 9+8 branched caudal rays and no sexual dimorphism. Can be distinguished by the following characters: 13-14 bars on body, the anterior ones not conspicuously wider than posterior ones; maximum head width 16.6-17.4% SL; eye diameter 3.1-3.6% SL, 14-17% HL; interorbital width 7.3-7.8% SL, 35-36% HL (Ref. 39226). Its slender caudal peduncle (1.23-1.53 times longer than deep) and its color pattern distinguish it from any congener (Ref. 39226). Presence of a dark blotch at dorsal-fin origin; a faint blotch at base of posterior rays of dorsal fin; scales very sparse or absent in front of dorsal fin and on belly (Ref. 12693).
Inhabits streams and river backwaters at the driest time of the year (Ref. 39226). Frequently found in large rivers with stony bottom (Ref. 43281). A 5.92 cm SL female with ripe ovulae 1.4-1.6 mm in diameter (Ref. 39226). Not caught commercially (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)
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
= 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
): 2.8 ±0.26 se; based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .