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); quasimodo: Named for Quasimodo, the hump-backed character in Victor Hugo's 'Notre Dame de Paris'.. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Body cylindrical, greatest depth in front of dorsal-fin origin, sometimes with a conspicuous hump; head flat with pointed profile and depressed snout; nostril flap pointed, barbel-like, reaching anterior margin of eye; anterior nostril pierced on front side of flap; processus dentiformis present; mouth subterminal, lips smooth; no median notch in upper lip, lower lip interrupted medially; lateral line reaching at most level of anal-fin origin; anus at equal distance from pelvic-fin base and 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 present; 6-8 broad dark bars on body, quite regularly shaped, usually wider than interspaces; dorsal fin with two large black blotches along base; black bar at caudal-fin base not reaching lower and upper margin of caudal peduncle; body sometimes plain dark brown, independent of size (Ref. 36949).
Asia: Nam San basin, a Nam Ngum tributary in Laos.
Found in riffles, among stones (Ref. 36949).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd., Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 198 p. (Ref. 43281)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 96402)
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=0.00537 (0.00237 - 0.01216), b=3.07 (2.87 - 3.27), based on LWR estimates for this Family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.1 ±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 (13 of 100) .