Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Paraschistura: Generic name taken from its similarity with the genus Schistura.; ilamensis: Named for the region of its type locality, Ilam Province..
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Siahgav spring, Tigris River basin in Iran.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 102005)
Morphology | Morphometrics
This species can be diagnosed from its congeners in Iran by a combination of none unique characters including scaled, stout and deep body; emarginate caudal fin, deep caudal peduncle; flanks with 7-10 irregular and interrupted vertical pale brown bars and 2 obvious small dark spots on the upper and lower caudal fin unbranched rays; moveable protuberance at the antero-ventral corner of the eye in males (Ref. 102005).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Vatandoust, S. and S. Eagderi, 2015. Paraschistura ilamensis, a new species of loach from Tigris River drainage (Teleostei: Nemacheiliidae). Intl. J. Aquat. Biol. 3(3):177-182. (Ref. 102005)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 126983)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingNutrientsMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82804
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00274 - 0.01389), b=3.02 (2.85 - 3.19), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100).