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); phamhringi: Named for BD Phamhring Anal, the collector of the specimens of the new species.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Dutah Stream, Chindwin basin in Manipur, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95580)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Schistura phamhringi can be diagnosed from all its congeners by the following
combination of characters: 6-7 black saddles, each continued on both flanks forming a broad diamond-shaped black bar with narrow ventral margins; bars superimposed on a grey stripe along lateral line; numerous melanophores arranged densely on the upper lip ; black basicaudal bar arc-shaped; complete lateral line; processus dentiformis broad; prominent oar-like suborbital flap in males (Ref. 95580).
Inhabits cool, clean, swift-flowing shaded freshwater streams which flow over a substrate of gravel, cobble and boulders. Topotypic specimens were collected from a stream among small pebbles in slow current. Occurs together with other fish species including Cyprinidae: Barilius ngawa, Devario acquipinnatus, Neolissochilus stracheyi, Poropuntius burtoni, Garra paralissorhynchus; Psilorhynchidae: Psilorhynchus ngathanu; Nemacheilidae: Schistura khugae, S. reticulata; Sisoridae: Glyptothorax granulus, G. ventrolineatus; Mastacembelidae: Mastacembelus armatus; and Channidae: Channa gachua (Ref. 95580).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Shangningam, B., Y. Lokeshwor and W. Vishwanath, 2014. Schistura phamhringi, a new stone loach from Chindwin basin in Manipur, India (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae). Zootaxa 3786(2):181-191. (Ref. 95580)
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 (15 of 100) .