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Schistura bairdi  Kottelat, 2000

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae ()
Etymology: Schistura: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, oura = tail; an allusion to forked caudal fins (Ref. 45335);  bairdi: Named for Ian G. Baird, who collected the type series..   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Nostril flap long, pointed, reaching front margin of eye; anterior nostril pierced on front side of the flap; processus dentiformis present; lower lip not interrupted medially, but slightly emarginate; no median notch in upper lip; a sharp median notch in lower jaw; lateral line incomplete, reaching to vertical of dorsal-fin origin; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; 8.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 8+7-8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe rudimentary; a swarm of black pigments on cheek below eye; body with 6-8 broad bars, wider than interspaces, somewhat irregular, or branched in lower half; an irregular midlateral swarm of sparsely-set black pigments from gill-opening to caudal-fin base; black bar at caudal-fin base complete; dorsal fin with a low, small spot at anterior base (Ref. 36949).

Distribution Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri

Asia: Mekong basin in southern Laos.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in large rivers in gravel beds and rapids (Ref. 43281).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Kottelat, M., 2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd., Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 198 p. (Ref. 43281)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(ii,iii,v))

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00525 (0.00226 - 0.01220), b=3.09 (2.88 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.