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); andrewi: Named for Andrew Arunava Rao for extending his help to the authors for documentation of fishes in Mizoram. A noun in apposition.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Asia: Mat River, tributary of Kaladan River in Mizoram, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 5.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 97391)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 7;
Vertebrae: 33. Schistura andrewi is distinguished from other congeners from the Kaladan basin and its adjacent basins by having the combination of the following characters: axillary pelvic lobe long; lateral line complete with 82-95 pores; dorsal and anal fins with 2 unbranched rays; 6-7 broad, wider than interspace, black bars on the body; 2 rows of black spots horizontally across the dorsal fin; a deeply emarginate caudal fin with 2 vertical rows of black spots across the fin, and 9 + 8 branched caudal fin rays; a sub-orbital flap present in males; and intestine looped behind the stomach (Ref. 97391).
Occurs in a small pool with slow-flowing water and substrate composed of sand, gravel and rocks. Found associated with the following fishes: Schistura nebeshwari, Olyra sp. and Garra spp. (Ref. 97391).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Solo, B., Lalramliana, S. Lalronunga and Lalnuntluanga, 2014. Schistura andrewi, a new species of loach (Teleostei: Nemacheilidae) from Mizoram, northeastern India. Zootaxa 3860(3):253-260. (Ref. 97391)
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 (13 of 100) .