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Schistura psittacula  Freyhof & Serov, 2001

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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);  psittacula: From the Latin psittacus, parrot; an allusion to the broad processus dentiformis resembling a parrot's bill..   More on author: Freyhof.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; demersal.   Tropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40772)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal soft rays: 8. Differs from its congeners in Indochina by the combination of the following characters: very broad processus dentiformis in upper jaw; caudal fin with 9+8 branched rays; caudal peduncle 0.9-1.2 times longer than deep, depth 13.2-16.2% SL; interorbital distance 28.4-34.3% HL; lateral head length 20.8-23.8% SL; eye 13.5-19.4% HL; anus situated 1.7-2.5 eye diameter in front of anal-fin origin; intestine with a wide loop, anteriorly reaching mid-length of stomach; 7-14 dark bars on body wider than interspaces, regularly shaped and set, not forming blotches; bars meeting their homologues on back; a complete black bar at caudal-fin base, reaching dorsal and ventral midlines; last yellow bar prominent and never darker; head dark brown (Ref. 40772).

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Asia: Cam Lo and Ben Hai rivers in Viet Nam.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Abundant in riffles with rocks and gravel and high water velocities (Ref. 40772). Feeds on aquatic invertebrates (Ref. 40772). Associated with Annamia normani, Schistura huongensis, Mastacembelus armatus, Rhinogobius ocellatus and Anguilla marmorata (Ref. 40772).

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Freyhof, J. and D.V. Serov, 2001. Nemacheiline loaches from Central Vietnam with descriptions of a new genus and 14 new species (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 12(2):133-191. (Ref. 40772)

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.