Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Schistura: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, oura = tail; an allusion to forked caudal fins (Ref. 45335); pervagata: From the Latin pervagatus (common, banal)..
More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Laos and Viet Nam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40772)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Lateral head length 23.1-26.5 %SL; predorsal distance 52.3-54.9 %SL; prepelvic distance 52.3-54.8 %SL; body depth 15.4-17.4 %SL; caudal peduncle length 14.9-18.6 %SL., depth 11.7-13.6 %SL, 1.17-1.51 times in length; anterior nostril pierced in front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; no median notch or only very shallow notch in upper lip, a median incision in lower lip; no median notch in lower jaw; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; 8.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; top of head vermiculated; body with 8-13 bars, as wide as or wider than interspaces, from quite regular to irregularly shaped and organized, but usually very few incomplete or branched bars; in predorsal area, bars either continuous across back, alternating or dissociated into small blotches; black bar at caudal-fin base more or less complete, usually not reaching dorsal and ventral midlines, often with posterior projections at upper and lower extremities; dorsal-fin base with black spot anteriorly, followed by a pale patch and a low, elongate grey blotch (Ref. 36949). Interobital width 26.1-33.0% HL (Ref. 40772).
Found in riffles and rapids (Ref. 36949).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd., Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 198 p. (Ref. 43281)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 125652)
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=0.00617 (0.00268 - 0.01421), b=3.01 (2.84 - 3.18), in cm total length, based on LWR estimates for this Genus-BS (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.).
Fishing Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (10 of 100) .
Climate Vulnerability (Ref. 125649
): (0 of 100) .