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); obliquofascia: The specific name is derived from oblique (prefix), meaning slanting or inclining in direction, and fascia (Latin), meaning band, in reference to the obliquely arranged bars on the body.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical, preferred ?
Asia: Kalsa River, Ganga basin in Uttarakhand, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93048)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Diagnosed from congeners in having a unique combination of the following characters: body with 12-14 obliquely arranged olivaceous dark bars; lateral line complete with 104-112 pores; dorsal fin with 3-4 simple and 8½ branched rays, marked with irregularly arranged black spots; caudal fin with 8+8 branched rays, slightly emarginated, lobes equal in length; dorsal adipose crest prominent; preorperculo-mandibular canal with 10-11 pores; absence of suborbital flap. (Ref. 93048).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lokeshwor, Y., A. Barat, J. Sati, A. Darshan, W. Vishwanath and P.C. Mahanta, 2012. Schistura obliquofascia, a new loach from Uttarakhand, India (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae). Zootaxa 3586:255-263. (Ref. 93048)
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=0.00661 (0.00367 - 0.01188), b=3.05 (2.89 - 3.21), based on LWR estimates for this species & (Sub)family-body (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 to moderate vulnerability (25 of 100) .