Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Paraschistura: Generic name taken from its similarity with the genus Schistura.; pasatigris: Named for Pasatigris, the ancient name of the Karun River where the type material was collected. Pas in Sanskrit means to 'touch' or to be 'bound to'. This refers to the fact that the Karun is an independent drainage but closely bound to the Tigris. A noun in apposition.
This species is synonym of Paraschistura ilamensis Vatandoust and Eagderi, 2015 according to Jouladeh-Roudbar et al. (2015: Ref. 106319:888). To be confirmed.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Bala River (Balarud) and the Cholvar River, two tributaries of the Dez in the Karun
drainage and from the Siah Gav in the Karkheh drainage in Iran.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103390)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Paraschistura pasatigris can be diagnosed from its congeners in Iran by a combination of the following non-unique characters: a suborbital flap present in males (vs. absent in P. aredvii and a suborbital groove in P. nielseni); more slender caudal peduncle (caudal peduncle depth 1.6-1.8 times longer than deep vs. 1.1-1.4 in P. nielseni); back and flank in front of the dorsal-fin origin fully covered by scales (vs. absence of scales on the back and on the flank in front of the dorsal-fin origin in P. abdolii and P. cristata; and scales completely absent in P. kessleri and P. turcmenica); absence of a long dorsal adipose crest (vs. presence in P. cristata); pelvic-fin origin behind a vertical through the dorsal-fin origin (vs. below or slightly in front in P. naumanni). It is distinguished from P. bampurensis and P. hormuzensis by having a pointed suborbital flap in males overlapping the slit below the lachrymal bone (vs. triangular, not overlapping the slit) and a blunt snout (vs. pointed). It differs also from P. abdolii, P. cristata, P. kessleri, P. naumanni and P. turcmenica by the presence of a suborbital flap in males (vs. absence) (Ref. 103390).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J., G. Sayyadzadeh, H.R. Esmaeili and M. Geiger, 2015. Review of the genus Paraschistura from Iran with description of six new species (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 26(1):1-48. (Ref. 103390)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 115941)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates of some properties based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00575 (0.00296 - 0.01117), b=2.91 (2.75 - 3.07), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & Genus-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 2.8 ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (12 of 100) .