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); shuensis: Named for its type locality, Shu Chaung. An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Shu Chaung in Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 95537)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. The possession of a suborbital flap in adult males and a suborbital groove in adult females separates this species from all congeners except Schistura hypsiura. Distinguished from S. hypsiura by having a more slender caudal peduncle, less than 2/3 of body depth (vs. caudal peduncle depth about same as body depth). It can be further diagnosed from all congeners by a combination of the following characters: caudal fin deeply forked (length of median ray 53-58 % of length of upper lobe) length of median rays 53-58 % of length of upper lobe); caudal peduncle slender (depth 11-12 % SL and 49-63 % of body depth); body with 6-9 indistinct dark brown bars (Ref. 95537).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Bohlen, J. and V. Slechtová, 2014. Schistura shuensis, a new species of loach from Myanmar (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 24(3):217-223. (Ref. 95537)
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=0.00631 (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 (11 of 100) .