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); leukensis: Named for Nam Leuk, where the species has been collected.. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Nam Leuk basin, Laos.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36949)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Snout profile straight; anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; usually no median notch in upper lip, lower lip with a median incision; 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 8+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; body depth 14.9-16.8 %SL; caudal peduncle length 14.5-16.4 %SL, depth 12.7-13.1 %SL, 1.15-1.30 times in length; top of head dotted; body with 10-13 bars, as wide as or slightly wider than interspaces, somewhat wider anteriorly than posteriorly, quite regularly set although some may be incomplete or fused; black bar at caudal-fin base complete, usually with anterior and posterior projections along dorsal and ventral midlines; dorsal fin with two conspicuous black blotches along base, encircling a paler round area; caudal fin bright red in life (Ref. 36949).
Occurs in slow current at the time of collection, but very fast flowing water over smooth basaltic rocks in the rainy season (Ref. 36949).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
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)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties 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 (0.00288 - 0.01322), b=3.04 (2.86 - 3.22), based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.2 ±0.4 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 (15 of 100) .