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); nubigena: From the Latin nubigenus, -a, -um, which engenders clouds, in reference to the white spots on the
back resulting from the partial fusion of the bars (nubigena is also a noun which means cloud-born, but this is not the meaning used here). An adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Mali Hka River near Putao in Kachin state, Myanmar.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 116725)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Schistura nubigena can be diagnosed from all its congeners by having a unique color pattern consisting of 4 black bars in juveniles that evolve into 8 bars, more or less fused on the flank and the back to leave only 2 series of pale yellowish spots in the predorsal area and 4 narrow
transverse bands in subdorsal and postdorsal areas. Other helpful non-unique diagnostic characters include the following: latera line incomplete, reaching at most to above pelvic-fin base; proximal extremity of all rays of caudal fin with two vertically elongated blotches (one blotch per lobe); absence of sexual dimorphism; and dorsal fin with 8½ branched rays (Ref. 116725).
Occurs together with Malihkaia aligera in fast riffles over gravel and cobble (Ref. 116725).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2017. A new genus and three new species of nemacheilid loaches from northern Irrawaddy drainage, Myanmar (Teleostei: Cypriniformes). Raffles Bull. Zool. 65:80-99. (Ref. 116725)
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
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00617 (0.00260 - 0.01460), 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) .