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).
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 7.7 - ?. Tropical; 17°C - ? (Ref. 93077), preferred ?
Asia: Maechaem River system of the Ping River drainage, northern Chao Phraya River basin in Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93077)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Distinguished from congeners by its unique color pattern consisting of 21-25 dark brown tiger-stripe bars on side of body, bars not reaching venter. Other diagnostic characters include: head short, 4.1-5.4 times in standard length; interorbital width 48.1% HL (10.1% SL); pelvic-fin length 97.0% HL (20.3% SL), approximately equal to head length; length of caudal peduncle 44.8% HL (9.3% SL); dorsal fin with 4 simple rays and 6½ or 7½ branched rays (Ref. 93077).
Found in a stream near a water fall and terraced rice fields with fast flowing, clear water, width of 3-4 m and depth of 3.75 cm. Occurs over substrates of mixed gravel, mud and sand. Other species encountered at the collection site include Schistura breviceps, S. pridii, S. spilota, Oreoglanis siamensis, Devario sp., Scaphiodonichthys burmanicus and Channa gachua (Ref. 93077).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Suvarnaraksha, A., 2012. Schistura maejotigrima, a new stream loach (Pisces: Nemacheilidae) from northern Thailand. Zootaxa 3586:131-137. (Ref. 93077)
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
): 3.1 ±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 (14 of 100) .