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Schistura macrocephalus  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);  macrocephalus: From the Greek makros (large) and kephale (head)..   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36949)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Head with massive appearance, lateral length 3.4-3.8 times in SL; anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; no median notch in upper lip, lower lip interrupted medially; dorsal keel on caudal peduncle; lateral line complete; 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 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe reduced or missing; top of head with a few large spots; body with 6-9 brown bars, wider than or as wide as interspaces, wider anteriorly than posteriorly; along lateral line, a series of faint blackish blotches more or less corresponding and superimposed to bars; black bar of caudal-fin base either almost complete or, often, dissociated into two blotches, a slightly oblique one along base of upper rays and a vertical and somewhat longer one on lower two-thirds of fin base (Ref. 36949).

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Asia: Nam Youan basin in Laos and Mengla River in China.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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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. 90363)

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 (22 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.