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); pervagata: From the Latin pervagatus (common, banal). More on author: Kottelat.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; benthopelagic. Tropical
Asia: Laos and Viet Nam.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 40772)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Lateral head length 23.1-26.5 %SL; predorsal distance 52.3-54.9 %SL; prepelvic distance 52.3-54.8 %SL; body depth 15.4-17.4 %SL; caudal peduncle length 14.9-18.6 %SL., depth 11.7-13.6 %SL, 1.17-1.51 times in length; anterior nostril pierced in front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; no median notch or only very shallow notch in upper lip, a median incision in lower lip; no median notch in lower jaw; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; 8.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; top of head vermiculated; body with 8-13 bars, as wide as or wider than interspaces, from quite regular to irregularly shaped and organized, but usually very few incomplete or branched bars; in predorsal area, bars either continuous across back, alternating or dissociated into small blotches; black bar at caudal-fin base more or less complete, usually not reaching dorsal and ventral midlines, often with posterior projections at upper and lower extremities; dorsal-fin base with black spot anteriorly, followed by a pale patch and a low, elongate grey blotch (Ref. 36949). Interobital width 26.1-33.0% HL (Ref. 40772).
Found in riffles and rapids (Ref. 36949).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Kottelat, M., 2001. Fishes of Laos. WHT Publications Ltd., Colombo 5, Sri Lanka. 198 p. (Ref. 43281)
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 (22 of 100) .