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); aurantiaca: bars on this species (Ref. 87184).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical; 15°N - 14°N, 98°E - 99°E
Asia: Thailand. Known only from the Kwai Noi, Mae Khlong basin, in the Thong Pha Phum District of Kanchanaburi Province (Ref. 87184).
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87184)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Member of genus Schistura as defined by Kottelat (1990a). Schistura aurantiaca is distinguished from all other species of Schistura by unique color pattern of 3-9 orange bars on side of body; 1st bar immediately behind head, 2nd bar near dorsal-fin origin; most of nape and anterior side of body uniformly brown (Ref . 87184).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Plongsesthee, R., L.M. Page and W. Beamish, 2011. Schistura aurantiaca, a new species from the Mae Khlong basin, Thailand (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 22(2):169-178 (Ref. 87184)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.00617 (0.00256 - 0.01487), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .