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); puncticeps: Derived from Latin punctum (dot) and ceps (derivation of caput, head), in reference to the prominent spots on the head. A noun in apposition.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Nam Paw stream in Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95078)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. This species differs from all congeners by a combination of the following characters: head dorsally and laterally covered by dark brown dots; 5-8 large brown blotches along lateral midline of the body; head length 20.7-24.9 % SL; caudal peduncle length 12.2-13.4 % SL; eye diameter 4.8-6.6 % SL; and no discernable sexual dimorphism (Ref. 95078).
Found only in the mouth of the Nam Paw stream. Appears to be restricted to the lowest stretch of this stream (Ref. 95078).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bohlen, J. and V. ?lechtová, 2013. Schistura puncticeps, a new species of loach from Myanmar (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 24(1):85-92. (Ref. 95078)
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 (14 of 100) .