Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Cypriniformes
(Carps) > Nemacheilidae
Etymology: Physoschistura: Greek, physa = bellows + Greek, schizein = divided + Greek, oura = tail (Ref. 45335); dikrongensis: Named for its type locality, Dikrong River.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Dikarong river, Brahmaputra basin in Arunachal Pradesh, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.2 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 93049)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 10. Diagnosed from other species of Physoschistura in having the following combination of characters: body with 11-15 irregular dark brown bars; dorsolateral and dorsal portion of head mottled dark brown; two V-shaped dark brown bars across caudal fin; incomplete lateral line with 70-85 pores; dorsal fin with 4 simple and 8½ branched rays; anal fin with 4 simple rays; caudal fin with 8+7 branched rays; large axillary pelvic-fin lobe; suborbital flap in male; preoperculo-mandibular canal with 9 pores (Ref. 93049).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lokeshwor, Y. and W. Vishwanath, 2012. Physoschistura dikrongensis, a new loach from Arunachal Pradesh, India (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae). Zootaxa 3586:249-254. (Ref. 93049)
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
= 0.5002 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00676 (0.00311 - 0.01469), b=3.01 (2.83 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-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) .