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); obliquofascia: The specific name is derived from oblique (prefix), meaning slanting or inclining in direction, and fascia (Latin), meaning band, in reference to the obliquely arranged bars on the body.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Kalsa River, Ganga basin in Uttarakhand, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116967)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 9. Diagnosed from congeners in having a unique combination of the following characters: body with 12-14 obliquely arranged olivaceous dark bars; lateral line complete with 104-112 pores; dorsal fin with 3-4 simple and 8½ branched rays, marked with irregularly arranged black spots; caudal fin with 8+8 branched rays, slightly emarginated, lobes equal in length; dorsal adipose crest prominent; preorperculo-mandibular canal with 10-11 pores; absence of suborbital flap. (Ref. 93048).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lokeshwor, Y., A. Barat, J. Sati, A. Darshan, W. Vishwanath and P.C. Mahanta, 2012. Schistura obliquofascia, a new loach from Uttarakhand, India (Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae). Zootaxa 3586:255-263. (Ref. 93048)
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=0.00646 (0.00372 - 0.01120), b=3.02 (2.88 - 3.16), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this species & 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 to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .