Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Schistura: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, oura = tail; an allusion to forked caudal fins (Ref. 45335); paucicincta: From Latin pauci which means few and from cincta which means having a belt (Ref. 39226). More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Myanmar and Thailand.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.0 cm NG male/unsexed; (Ref. 94495)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Distinguished by the following combination of characters: 6-7 wide bars on body; processus dentiformis present; males have no suborbital flap; incomplete lateral line reaching tip of pelvic fin; 8 1/2 branched dorsal rays; 8+7 branched caudal rays; complete black basal caudal bar; axillary pelvic lobe present; anus immediately in front of anal fin (Ref. 39226).
A 2.91 cm SL female has distended belly which contains ripe ovulae about 1.3 mm in diameter. Its stomach contains numerous larvae of Coleoptera (Ref. 39226).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Banarescu, P.M. and T.T. Nalbant, 1995. A generical classification of Nemacheilinae with description of two new genera (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Trav. Mus. Hist. Nat. 35:429-496. (Ref. 33690)
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 (17 of 100) .