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); procera: From the Latin procerus (elongate).. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Nam Ou basin, Laos.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 43281)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; no median notch in upper lip, a median interruption in lower lip; a median notch in lower jaw; cheeks slightly swollen in specimens larger than about 70 mm SL; low dorsal adipose keel on caudal peduncle; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; 7-8.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; body with 13-17 bars, wider than interspaces, very regular on sides, becoming irregular along dorsal midline; in predorsal area, flank bars not reaching dorsal midline; space between bars occupied by irregularly-shaped large blotches leaving only very narrow pale spaces between them and bars; black bar at caudal-fin base not reaching ventral midline, its upper extremity bent forward; dorsal-fin base with a blackish band, with or without one or several paler or hyaline spots in it; caudal fin red in life (Ref. 36949).
Inhabits small forest creeks (Ref. 43281). Type locality at the time of visit, except in the pool of the waterfall itself: creek with at most 100 cm wide and 5-10 cm deep, over pebbles; other species present: Garra cambodgiensis and Schistura kengtungensis (Ref. 36949).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd., Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 198 p. (Ref. 43281)
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 (0.00292 - 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
): 3.2 ±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 (23 of 100) .