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); mizoramensis: Named after the state, Mizoram, northeastern India, where the species was collected.
Environment / Climate / Range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical, preferred ?
Asia: Tuirivang River, a tributary of Tuirial River, Mizoram, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.6 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 98821)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 35. Schistura mizoramensis is distinguished from its congeners from Ganges-Brahmaputra basin and its adjacent basin by the following characters: a unique color pattern consisting of a prominent dark brown longitudinal stripe along midlateral line from upper edge of gill opening to middle of caudal-fin base; a dark brown stripe on the dorsal midline from dorsal-fin origin to dorsal part of caudal-fin base; a network of bars which reduce the light yellowish ground color to isolated spots on the flanks and predorsal region of dorsum; 3-4 postdorsal bars posterior to anal-fin origin extending beyond lateral line and coalesce ventrally (Ref. 98821).
Inhabits slow flowing water with a substrate of sand, gravel and rocks. Occurs in association with Glyptothorax maceriatus, Garra cf. annandalei and Schistura cf. fasciata (Ref. 98821).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lalramliana, S. Lalronunga, Vanramliana and H. Lalthanzara, 2014. Schistura mizoramensis, a new species of loach from Mizoram, northeastern India (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. Fish. 25(3):205-212. (Ref. 98821)
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) .