Schistura imitator  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);  imitator: From the Latin imitator (imitator)..   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36949)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; upper lip almost smooth, with a broad median notch, lower lip interrupted medially; lower jaw with a deep notch; lateral line complete; anus closer from pelvic-fin base than anal-fin origin; 9.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; body with 9-11 dark brown bars wider than interspaces, sometimes very regular, sometimes irregular or branched; black bar at caudal-fin base complete but faint along dorsal and ventral midlines; dorsal fin with one or two grey blotches along base and a black subdistal stripe, on both rays and membranes; a red mark along anterior edge of fin and on the following rays immediately above the black subdistal stripe; caudal fin reddish, pectoral and pelvic fins yellowish (Ref. 36949).

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Asia: Xe Kong of the Mekong basin in Laos.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in fast flowing water, rapids; Schistura imitator has always been collected together with S. khamtanhi (Ref. 36949).

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Kottelat, M., 2000. Diagnosis of a new genus and 64 new species of fishes from Laos (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Bagridae, Syngnathidae, Chaudhuriidae and Tetraodontidae). J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 5(1):37-82. (Ref. 36949)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)

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=0.00513 (0.00215 - 0.01225), b=3.09 (2.88 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)Family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.0   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.