Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Teleostei (teleosts) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Physoschistura: Greek, physa = bellows + Greek, schizein = divided + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Lokchao River, Chindwin basin in Manipur, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93049)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 12. Can be readily diagnosed from other species of Physoschistura by the following combination of characters: three simple and 8½ branched dorsal-fin rays; body with 13-17 dark-brown bars on the sides and 11-16 dark-brown saddles; interorbital space with a rectangular dark-brown shield-like mark; 8 + 8 branched caudal-fin rays; moderately developed axillary pelvic lobe; males with a suborbital flap; seven pores in preoperculomandibular canal; and an air bladder with a well-formed free posterior chamber (Ref. 91244).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lokeshwor, Y. and W. Vishwanath, 2012. Psysoschistura chindwinensis, a new balitorid loach from Chindwin basin, Manipur, India (Teleostei: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Res. 59(3):230-234. (Ref. 91244)
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
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00708 (0.00339 - 0.01477), b=3.01 (2.84 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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).