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); huongensis: Named for the river Huong or Perfume River. An adjective.. More on author: Freyhof.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Rivers Huong and Cam Lo in Vietnam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40772)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Differs from its congeners in Indochina by the combination of the following characters: body with 7-12 regular dark bars; intestine with a wide loop, anteriorly reaching to stomach; inner rostral barbel reaching to or beyond corner of mouth; outer one clearly reaching beyond base of maxillary barbel; predorsal and dorsal part of body not darkened; predorsal bars meeting their homologues on back; a complete black bar at caudal-fin base; posterior bars not dissociated; long dorsal crests on caudal peduncle in most specimens ; pelvic fin origin below branched dorsal fin rays 1-2; lateral line complete; caudal peduncle 0.9-1.2 times longer than deep; depth of caudal peduncle 13.4-15.6% SL; median caudal-fin ray 72.1-85.7% of length of upper caudal-fin lobe; eye diameter 4.1% SL; lateral head length 102-119% HL; processus dentiformis pointed; a median incision in upper lip in most specimens (Ref. 40772).
Inhabits medium-sized rivers, with its highest densities immediately upstream of riffles with rocks and gravel substratum and low water velocities (Ref. 40772).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J. and D.V. Serov, 2001. Nemacheiline loaches from Central Vietnam with descriptions of a new genus and 14 new species (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 12(2):133-191. (Ref. 40772)
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 (16 of 100) .