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.; hormuzensis: Named after the Strait of Hormuz, a strait between the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Subtropical
Asia: Minab River drainage in Iran.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103390)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Paraschistura hormuzensis can be diagnosed from the following congeners in Iran by a combination of these non-unique characters: from P. bampurensis by having only 7-10 dark-brown bars on the flank (vs. 11-18) and the pelvic fin reaching to or beyond the anus, to the anal-fin origin in some individuals (vs. not reaching to the anus, usually reaching about 1-2 eye diameter in front of the anus); from P. abdolii, P. cristata, P. kessleri and P. turcmenica by having the body fully covered by scales (vs. body scaleless or scales restricted to the caudal peduncle); from P. abdolii by a stout and deep body (body depth at dorsal-fin origin 13-18 % SL vs. 10-14 %) and from P. cristata by the absence of a dorsal adipose crest (vs. presence) and an incomplete lateral line (vs. complete) and from P. abdolii, P. aredvii, P. cristata, P. kessleri, P. nielseni and P. turcmenica by having a suborbital flap in males (vs. absent) (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. 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=0.00676 (0.00356 - 0.01283), b=3.05 (2.89 - 3.21), 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 (13 of 100) .