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); nebeshwari: Named for Kongrailakpam Nebeshwar Sharma in recognition of his assistance to the authors during the field work in Mizoram. A noun in the genitive case.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Kolchaw River and a stream near Phura village near Palak Lake (the Koladyne basin) in Mizoram, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.5 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94459)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Schistura nebeshwari differs from other congeners with a dorsal adipose crest on the caudal peduncle by the combination of the following characters: body with 11-14 dark olivaceous bars; entire ventral surface of head with numerous small melanophores; incomplete lateral line, three black spots at the dorsal-fin base; a complete prominent black basicaudal bar; lower jaw with a shallow median notch; suborbital flap absent in males; cheek inflated; and deep caudal peduncle with prominent dorsal adipose crest (Ref. 94459).
This species usually inhabits brooks and streams with slow to swift current, among small pebbles, stones, and boulders in southern Mizoram. Its holotype was collected from a stream near Phura village near Palak Lake (the Koladyne basin), among small pebbles, in slow current. Three paratypes were caught from the Kolchaw River near Kolchaw in Saiha District, Mizoram. This species co-occurs with the following fishes: Olyra sp. (Bagridae); Barilius profundus, Devario sp., Pethia sp., Garra sp. (Cyprinidae); Schistura scyphovecteta (Nemacheilidae); and Glyptothorax jayarami (Sisoridae) (Ref. 94459).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lokeshwor, Y. and W. Vishwanath, 2013. Two new species of stone loaches of the genus Schistura from the Koladyne basin Mizoram, India (Teleostei: Cobitoidei: Nemacheilidae). Zootaxa 3731(4):561-576. (Ref. 94459)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
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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
): 3.0 ±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) .