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Schistura defectiva  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);  defectiva: From the Latin defectivus (incomplete, imperfect), a reference to the incomplete bars..   More on author: Kottelat.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Freshwater; benthopelagic.   Tropical, preferred ?

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Asia: Nam Ngum and Nam Khan basins of the Mekong

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36949)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; lower lip interrupted medially, no median notch in upper lip; no median notch in lower jaw; body depth 14.3-15.8 %SL; caudal peduncle length 14.5-15.8 %SL, depth 10.5-11.8 %SL, 1.26-1.44 times in length; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of 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; top of head spotted; body with 8-10 bars, as wide as or narrower than interspaces, not very regularly shaped and set, often dissociated into a blotch along side and a blotch along dorsal midline; a faint grey midlateral stripe or rows of longitudinally elongate blotches superimposed to the bar pattern; black bar at caudal-fin base more or less complete, often not reaching ventral midline, bent forward along dorsal midline; dorsal-fin base with a black spot at anterior extremity, followed by an orange dot and a grey elongate blotch (Ref. 36949). Mid-dorsal blotches may also be fused into a mid-dorsal stripe (Ref. 43281).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits riffles and creeks (Ref. 36949).

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Kottelat, M., 2000. Diagnosis of a new genus and 64 new species of fishes from Laos (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Bagridae, Syngnathidae, Chaudhuriidae and Tetraodontidae). J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 5(1):37-82. (Ref. 36949)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 109396)

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=0.00617 (0.00292 - 0.01304), b=3.03 (2.84 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)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 (12 of 100) .