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: Herre.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: China, Hong Kong and Vietnam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40772)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Differs from other species of the genus in Vietnam by the combination of the following characters: body with 11-15 regular dark bars wider than interspaces; a complete black bar at caudal-fin base; predorsal back and belly densely covered with scales; lateral line complete; 8 1/2 dorsal-fin rays; 9+8 branched caudal-fin rays; 8 pelvic rays; axillary pelvic lobe not reduced and not laterally fused with body; pelvic-fin origin below simple or first branched dorsal-fin rays; caudal peduncle 1.1-1.3 times longer than deep; lateral head length 108-117% HL; median caudal-fin ray 74.7-86.1% of length of upper caudal-fin lobe; interorbital distance 30.2-40.2% HL; slender processus dentiformis and long barbels, outer rostral barbel 30.7-42.9% HL (Ref. 40772).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J. and D.V. Serov, 2001. Nemacheiline loaches from Central Vietnam with descriptions of a new genus and 14 new species (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 12(2):133-191. (Ref. 40772)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass 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
): 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 (25 of 100) .