Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Schistura: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, oura = tail; an allusion to forked caudal fins (Ref. 45335); dalatensis: Named for the Dalat Mountains, the only known habitat of this species. An adjective. More on authors: Freyhof & Serov.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: headwaters of the River Dong Nai, Vietnam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.7 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40772)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Lateral line with 10-15 irregular dark blotches, forming dark bars in posterior part of body and usually not meeting their homologues on back; predorsal part of body marbled by irregular spots and saddles; caudal peduncle 1.2-1.7 times longer than deep, its depth 9.7-11.5% SL; eye diameter 12.1-23.9% HL; lateral head length 105.0-123.3 % HL; anus 1.8-3.5 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; caudal peduncle with short crests; caudal fin slightly emarginate, median ray 80.8-91.7% of length of upper caudal-fin lobe; eye situated dorsally and interorbital width 21.2-33.8% HL; inner axial stripe absent or faint; caudal-fin base with complete black bar; lateral line complete in most specimens; no suborbital flap in males; dorsal fin with 8 1/2 rays; caudal fin with 9+8 branched rays; pelvic fin with 8 rays (Ref. 40772).
Always found syntopic with S. yersini. Rheophilous and occurs in fast flowing water. Always less abundant than S. yersini. Juveniles found in riffles and along the shore. Adults live in deeper river channels. Feeds on aquatic invertebrates.
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Freyhof, J. and D.V. Serov, 2001. Nemacheiline loaches from Central Vietnam with descriptions of a new genus and 14 new species (Cypriniformes: Balitoridae). Ichthyol. Explor. Freshwat. 12(2):133-191. (Ref. 40772)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
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=0.00617 (0.00256 - 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
): 3.5 ±0.37 se; Based on food items.
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (23 of 100) .