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Schistura kongphengi  Kottelat, 1998

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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).   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40772)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 8. Differs from its congeners in Vietnam by the following combination of characters: caudal fin with 9+8 branched rays, median incision in upper lip; lateral line complete; body with 7-13 bars, usually well contrasted; pelvic fin situated below unbranched dorsal-fin rays or in front of dorsal-fin origin; median caudal-fin ray 75.4-86.8% of length of upper caudal-fin lobe; caudal peduncle 1.3-1.6 times longer than deep (Ref. 40772). Anterior nostril found on the front side of a flap-like tube (Ref. 27732). Caudal peduncle length 5.3-6.2 times in SL, depth 7.3-8.8 times in SL; eye continuous with dorsal head profile or slightly protruding (Ref. 43281).

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Asia: Mekong basin.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Seems to prefer fast flowing waters with stones and boulders (Ref. 27732).

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Kottelat, M., 1998. Fishes of the Nam Theun and Xe Bangfai basins, Laos, with diagnoses of twenty-two new species (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Cobitidae, Coiidae and Odontobutidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 9(1):1-128.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=-2.28000 (nan - nan), b=3.09 (2.88 - 3.30), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (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 (24 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.