Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Paraschistura: Generic name taken from its similarity with the genus Schistura.; aredvii: Named after Aredvi Sura Anahita, the Avestan language name of an Indo-Iranian cosmological figure venerated as the divinity of ‘the Waters’ and hence associated with fertility, healing and wisdom. A noun in genitive, indeclinable.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Iran ( Zohreh River drainage).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103390)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Paraschistura aredvii can be diagnosed from the following congeners in Iran by a combination of non-unique characters: from P. nielseni by the absence of a suborbital groove (vs. presence), a bold and distinct color pattern on the flank in front of the dorsal-fin origin (vs. faint or absent) and a more slender caudal peduncle (caudal peduncle depth 1.4-1.7 times longer than deep vs. 1.0-1.4); from P. bampurensis by the absence of a suborbital flap in males (vs. presence), 7-9 bars on flank (vs. 11-18), wider than interspaces (vs. usually narrower) and a blunt snout (vs. pointed); from P. cristata by the absence of a dorsal adipose crest (vs. presence) and an incomplete lateral line (vs. complete); from P. kessleri by having dark- or pale-brown, or grey, irregularly set and shaped bars, absent or very faint on the flank in front of the dorsal-fin origin (vs. bars prominent, regularly shaped and set); from P. abdolii, P. kessleri, P. cristata and P. turcmenica by having the back and flank behind dorsal-fin origin covered by scales (vs. absence of scales on the flank in front of the dorsal-fin origin in P. abdolii and P. cristata, scales completely absent in P. kessleri and P. turcmenica); and also from P. abdolii by a shorter and stouter body (body depth at dorsal-fin origin 14-17 % SL vs. 10-14) (Ref. 103390).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J., G. Sayyadzadeh, H.R. Esmaeili and M. Geiger, 2015. Review of the genus Paraschistura from Iran with description of six new species (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 26(1):1-48. (Ref. 103390)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
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=0.00692 (0.00361 - 0.01325), b=3.12 (2.96 - 3.28), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±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 (14 of 100) .