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); liyaiensis: Derived after Liyai, a village in the vicinity of the type locality.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Barak River in Manipur, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 4.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 112085)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Schistura liyaiensis is distinguished from other species of Schistura in having a combination of the following characters: back with 7-9 olive brown saddles with wide white-colored interspaces, appearing as white oval beads; flank with 7-8 bars; lateral line incomplete with 19-20 pores; dorsal fin with 4 simple and 8 1/2 branched rays; dorsal-fin origin with a dark olive-brown spot in fresh condition; caudal-fin base with a complete black bar; and a prominent processus dentiformis present (Ref. 112085).
Found in streams with swift current, big boulders, and rocks. Occurs together with the following fishes: Barilius sp., Devario sp., Pethia sp., Garra sp., and Glyptothorax manipurensis (Ref. 112085).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lokeshwor, Y. and W> Vishwanath, 2015. Schistura liyaiensis, a new loach from Barak River, Manipur, India Cypriniformes: Nemacheilidae). Ichthyol. Res. 62(3):313-319. (Ref. 112085)
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=0.00617 (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 (11 of 100) .