Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes(genus, species) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Physoschistura: Greek, physa = bellows + Greek, schizein = divided + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335); tigrinum: Named for the tiger-like bars on the body.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Changa River, Chindwin drainage in Manipur, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93078)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Diagnosed from other species of Physoschistura in having the following combination of characters: side of body with 12-14 irregular light reddish brown bars (few become broken and forming blotches); back with 5-6 reddish brown irregular saddles; lateral line complete with 90-94 pores; caudal fin with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic-fin lobe present but not prominent; male with suborbital flap; preoperculomandibular canal with 10 pores (Ref. 93078).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lokeshwor, Y. and W. Vishwanath, 2012. A new loach of the genus Physoschistura Bănărescu & Nalbant (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Chindwin basin, Manipur, India. Zootaxa 3586:95-102. (Ref. 93078)
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
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00692 (0.00327 - 0.01463), b=2.99 (2.82 - 3.16), 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.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (19 of 100) .