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); laterimaculata: From lateralis (Latin): on the side of the body and maculatus (Latin): blotted (Ref. 39226). More on author: Kottelat.
This species is questionably a synonym of Schistura nicholsi (Smith, 1933) in Eschmeyer (CofF ver. May 2011: Ref. 86870) following Kottelat (2001: Ref. 43281). Please send references, or more studies are needed.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Mekong basin.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 12693)
soft rays: 8. Consists of about 10 bars superposed over 5-7 elongate blotches on sides; processus dentiformis present; males have no suborbital flap; incomplete lateral line reaching pelvic fin origin, with 20-25 pores; 8 1/2 branched dorsal rays; 9+8 branched caudal rays; emarginate caudal fin; complete black basal caudal bar; axillary pelvic lobe minute or absent; anus situated 1.5 eye diameters in front of anal fin (Ref. 39226). With a dark spot at dorsal-fin origin and a lighter spot posteriorly at dorsal-fin base; belly without scales nearly to pelvic fins, back scaled (Ref. 12693).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Rainboth, W.J., 1996. Fishes of the Cambodian Mekong. FAO species identification field guide for fishery purposes. FAO, Rome, 265 p. (Ref. 12693)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
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=0.00631 (0.00268 - 0.01487), 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
): 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 (14 of 100) .