Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Paraschistura: Generic name taken from its similarity with the genus Schistura.; susiani: Named for the original inhabitants of Susa, the Susian people. Susa was an ancient city (back to 4200 BC) of the Elamite, Persian and Parthian empires of Iran. It is situated in the lower Zagros Mountains in Khuzestan Province where the type material was collected. A noun in genitive, indeclinable.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Jarahi drainage (Marun, Ab-e Ala and Zard Rivers) in Iran.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103390)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Paraschistura susiani is distinguished its congeners in Iran by a combination of the following non-unique characters: oval, blunt suborbital flap in males (vs. vertically elongated and slightly pointed in P. pasatigris); caudal peduncle 1.4-1.6 times longer than deep vs. 1.6-1.8 in P. pasatigris; 1.1-1.4 in P. nielseni); a suborbital flap in males (vs. suborbital groove in P. nielseni; no suborbital flap or groove in P. aredvii; no suborbital flap in P. abdolii, P. cristata, P. kessleri, P. naumanni and P. turcmenica); back and flank fully covered by scales (vs. absence of scales on the back and on the flank in front of the dorsal-fin origin in P. abdolii and P. cristata and scales completely absent in P. kessleri and P. turcmenica); absence of a long dorsal adipose crest (vs. presence in P. cristata); pelvic-fin origin behind a vertical through dorsal-fin origin (vs. below or slightly in front in P. naumanni); a pointed suborbital flap in males overlapping the slit below the lachrymal bone (vs. triangular, not overlapping the slit in P. bampurensis and P. hormuzensis) and a blunt snout (vs. pointed in P. bampurensis and P. hormuzensis) (Ref. 103390).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J., G. Sayyadzadeh, H.R. Esmaeili and M. Geiger, 2015. Review of the genus Paraschistura from Iran with description of six new species (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 26(1):1-48. (Ref. 103390)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00589 (0.00305 - 0.01138), b=2.93 (2.77 - 3.09), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .