Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Schistura: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, oura = tail; an allusion to forked caudal fins (Ref. 45335).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Temperate
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7410)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Differs from any other Chinese Schistura loaches by the following combination of characters: color pattern consisting of 8-12 dark brown bars, absence of scales and presence of median notch in lower jaw. Distinguished from the closely related S. fasciolata
by: absence of scales on body (vs. scaled body); exoccipital fenestra seen from lateral view only); 7-8 vertebrate between the Weberian apparatus and first proximal radial of dorsal fin (vs. 9-10) (Ref. 7410).
Asia: known only from the type locality, Canyu River (Jinshajiang River drainage), Huidong County in Sichuan Province of China.
Zhou, W. and G.H. Cui, 1993. Status of the scaleless species of Schistura in China, with description of a new species (Teleostei: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 4(1):81-92. (Ref. 7410)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)
CITES (Ref. 94142)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 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 (20 of 100) .