Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Schistura: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, oura = tail; an allusion to forked caudal fins (Ref. 45335); sertata: From the Latin sertatus (crowned, ornate with a garland), reference to the row of dots along lateral line. More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic; depth range - m (Ref. ), usually - m (Ref. ). Tropical; 0°C -
Asia: Mekong basin at Kuang Xi waterfall near Louang Phabang, Laos.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 36949)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; median notch in upper lip absent or very small, lower lip interrupted medially; shallow median notch in lower jaw; head length 24.9-26.9 %SL; body depth 15.2-17.2 %SL; caudal peduncle length 14.6-17.0 %SL, depth 12.4-13.0 %SL, 1.16-1.33 times in length; 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; body with 10-13 thin bars, much narrower than interspaces, quite regular anteriorly, more irregular on caudal peduncle, often interrupted or dissociated into blotches; a conspicuous row of chevron-shaped dots along lateral line; black bar at caudal-fin base complete, not reaching dorsal and ventral midlines; dorsal-fin base with a small black spot anteriorly, a low elongate orange patch, and a low, elongate grey blotch (Ref. 36949).
Collected in the creek flowing from Kuang Xi waterfall, in a side arm with quiet water and a quite muddy bottom (limestone clay) (Ref. 36949).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2000. Diagnosis of a new genus and 64 new species of fishes from Laos (Teleostei: Cyprinidae, Balitoridae, Bagridae, Syngnathidae, Chaudhuriidae and Tetraodontidae). J. South Asian Nat. Hist. 5(1):37-82. (Ref. 36949)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00646 (0.00270 - 0.01543), b=3.00 (2.83 - 3.17), 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) .