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); kontumensis: Named for the Kontum Province of Central Vietnam, the main area where the species was collected. An adjective. More on authors: Freyhof & Serov.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: River Sesan in Vietnam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40772)
Morphology | Morphometrics
spines: 0. Differs from its congeners in Indochina by the combination of the following characters: body with 8-13 quite regular dark bars usually meeting their homologues on back; bars not very contrasted and usually faint on lower half of body; bars on caudal peduncle not reaching ventral midline; bars on predorsal part of body not extending downward beyond lateral stripe in specimens larger than 40 mm SL; prominent lateral stripe often darker than bars; lateral line complete; pelvic fin origin below branched dorsal-fin rays 1-2; caudal fin with 9+8 branched rays; pelvic fin with 8 rays; a complete black bar at caudal-fin base; eye diameter 9.1-21.3% HL, located dorsally and interorbital width 15.0-34.8% HL; caudal peduncle 1.3-1.6 times longer than deep, its depth 10.2-12.6% SL; lateral head length 22.0-25.2% SL; short crests on caudal peduncle; caudal fin deep and emarginate; median caudal-fin ray 63.7-77.6% of length of upper caudal-fin lobe (Ref. 40772).
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. 119314)
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=0.00102 (0.00046 - 0.00225), b=3.06 (2.88 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on all LWR estimates for this body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.0 ±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 (14 of 100) .