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..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Iran and Pakistan. Records of this species from the Helmand basin in Afghanistan refer to Paraschistura alta.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.7 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 125884); max. published weight: 3.28 g (Ref. 125884)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Paraschistura bampurensis is distinguished from its congeners in Iran and adjacent Pakistan by a combination of non-unique characters. It differs from P. kessleri, P. turcmenica and P. lindbergi from adjacent Pakistan by having the flank and back covered by scales (vs. without scales) and by the presence of a suborbital flap in males (vs. absence); P. cristata by the absence of a dorsal adipose crest and procurrent caudal-fin rays on the caudal peduncle (vs. presence); from P. cristata, P. nielseni and P. turcmenica by having a suborbital flap in males (vs. a suborbital groove in P. nielseni, no suborbital flap or groove in P. cristata and P. turcmenica), a pointed snout (vs. obtuse in P. nielseni and P. cristata) and a color pattern consisting of 11-18 dark-brown bars on the flank usually narrower than interspaces, especially on the caudal peduncle (vs. 6-11 bars, absent or very faint on the flank in front of the dorsal-fin origin in P. nielseni). Additional characters useful to identify P. bampurensis include the following: lateral line incomplete, usually reaching beyond dorsal-fin base, beyond anal-fin origin in some individuals; caudal fin forked or deeply emarginate; black spot at the base of first dorsal-fin rays bold; dorsal fin usually with 8 ½ branched rays; pelvic fin reaching to about 1-2 eye diameter in front of anus (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. 125652)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00724 (0.00439 - 0.01196), b=3.14 (3.01 - 3.27), 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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).