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.. More on authors: Nalbant & Bianco.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Subtropical
Asia: Helleh and Mond River drainages in the northern Persian Gulf basin, Iran.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 103390)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 5. Paraschistura nielseni can be diagnosed from its congeners in Iran by a combination of non-unique characters. It differs from P. bampurensis by the presence of a suborbital groove in males (vs. presence of a suborbital flap), 6-11 dark-or pale-brown or grey bars (vs. 11-18), wider than interspaces (vs. usually narrower than interspaces), regularly set and shaped (vs. usually irregularly set and shaped) and a blunt snout (vs. pointed); from P. cristata by the absence of a dorsal adipose crest (vs. presence), the presence of a suborbital groove in males (vs. absence) and an incomplete lateral line (vs. complete); from P. kessleri by having 6-11 dark- or pale-brown or grey, irregularly set and shaped bars (vs. 10-12 bars, regularly shaped and set) and the flank and the back covered by scales (vs. scaleless). The following additional characters are useful to distinguish P. nielseni: a very deep body (body depth at dorsal-fin origin 15-17 % SL); usually dorsal fin with 7 1/2 branched rays; spot at the base of first dorsal-fin rays faint; pelvic fin reaching to about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anus (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. 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=0.00603 (0.00363 - 0.00999), b=3.05 (2.91 - 3.19), 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) .