Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Schistura: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, oura = tail; an allusion to forked caudal fins (Ref. 45335); callidora: The specific epithet is derived from the Greek words calloni (beauty), and doro (gift), meaning 'gifted with beauty’. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; pH range: 6.5 - ?; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 24°C - ? (Ref. 87201)
Asia: known only from the Myit Nge River drainage, Irrawaddy basin in Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 87201)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Differs from all its congeners by the combination of the following characters: dorsal midline of the caudal peduncle with a prominent skin crest (skin crest 15-19 % of caudal peduncle depth), but no skin crest on the ventral midline of the caudal peduncle; 8 1/2-10 1/2 branched dorsal-fin rays; caudal fin deeply forked; and flank with 12-17 vertical bars, thin and densely set between opercle and dorsal-fin origin but broad and widely set under and behind base of dorsal fin (Ref. 87201).
Found at the mouth of a stream up to 20 m wide with substrate consisting of a mixture of gravel, stones and boulders of up to 30 cm diameter with few larger stones and with a maximum water depth of 50 cm (Ref. 87201).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bohlen, J. and V. Ŝlechtová, 2011. A new genus and two new species of loaches (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Myanmar. Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 22(1):1-10. (Ref. 87201)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 124695)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00270 - 0.01543), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .