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); albirostris: Derived from Latin albi (= white colored) and rostrata (= nose or beak), in reference to the unpigmented area on the snout. Treated as an adjective in the feminine nominative singular.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal; depth range ? - 1 m (Ref. 93052). Tropical
Asia: Longchuanjiang, a tributary of the Irrawaddy River in Yunnan China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93052)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 3 - 5;
Vertebrae: 38. Can be diagnosed by having a distinctive rectangular unpigmented area on the snout and ethmoid region anterior to the nares, five to seven prominent dark saddles traversing the dorsum and confluent with dark, oblique lateral bars that are expanded ventrally, a disassociated basicaudal bar, an incomplete lateral line, no suborbital flap in males, and a weakly-developed processus dentiformis (Ref. 93052).
Found in a reach of alternating riffles and flowing pools, river width was about 20m, depth to 1m, water clear, substrates generally unembedded and consisting of mixed cobble and gravel. Sympatric with Garra tengchongensis Zhang & Chen, Pseudorasbora parva (Temminck and Schlegel), Schistura polytaenia (Zhu), Schistura vinciguerrae (Hora), Misgurnus anguillicaudatus (Cantor), Oreoglanis insignis Ng and Rainboth, and Pareuchiloglanis macropterus Ng (Ref. 93052).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Chen, Y.-Y. and D.A. Neely, 2012. Schistura albirostris, a new nemacheiline loach (Teleostei: Balitoridae) from the Irrawaddy River drainage of Yunnan Province, China. Zootaxa 3586:222-227. (Ref. 93052)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
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=0.00617 (0.00255 - 0.01493), b=3.02 (2.84 - 3.20), 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. 69278
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (11 of 100) .