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Schistura quasimodo  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);  quasimodo: Named for Quasimodo, the hump-backed character in Victor Hugo's 'Notre Dame de Paris'..   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)

Short description 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).

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Asia: Nam San basin, a Nam Ngum tributary in Laos.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found in riffles, among stones (Ref. 36949).

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Kottelat, M., 2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd., Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 198 p. (Ref. 43281)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

  Endangered (EN) (B1ab(i,ii,iii)+2ab(i,ii,iii))

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