Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | 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); hypsiura: Derived from the Greek adjective hypsos, meaning high, and oura meaning tail, in reference to the high caudal peduncle.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Kyeinthali River in Rakhine, Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 7.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94994)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8;
Vertebrae: 35. Distinguished from other species of Schistura by having its caudal region, including a deep caudal peduncle as deep or deeper than the deepest part of the body anterior to the caudal peduncle, the absence of dorsal and ventral skin crests along the caudal peduncle and a deeply forked caudal fin, with the outermost principal rays in the upper and lower lobes more than twice the length of the innermost principal rays. Differs further by having a suborbital flap in males, a well-developed suborbital groove in females, and 6-8 very regular bars along the body side (Ref. 94994).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bohlen, J., V. Slechtová and K. Udomritthiruj, 2014. Schistura hypsiura, a new species of loach (Cabitoidea: Nemacheilidae) from South-West Myanmar. Raffles B. Zool. 62:21-27. (Ref. 94994)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass 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=0.00851 (0.00383 - 0.01892), b=2.93 (2.74 - 3.12), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±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) .