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); scyphovecteta: The specific epithet is derived from Latin scypho (goblet) and vectes (bars); a compound name in reference to the presence of goblet shaped bars on the body; and formed as an adjective.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Freshwater; demersal. Tropical
Asia: Kaoao and Kolchaw Rivers in Mizoram, India.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 3.8 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 94459); 3.9 cm SL (female)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 8. Schistura scyphovecteta can be diagnosed from all congeners by the combination of
the following characters: lateral line with six dark brown saddles, each one continuing to the flank, forming globular-shaped bars overlaying a hazy brown stripe; a complete lateral line; dorsal-fin base with two black spots; an incomplete black basicaudal bar; absence of median notch on the lower jaw; and males with a suborbital flap. This new species is similar to its congener S. menanensis from the Mae Nam Nan drainage, Thailand by possessing a longitudinal brown stripe along the lateral line superposed by the bar pattern, but differs from that species in
having a complete lateral line (vs. incomplete lateral line), dorsal fin with 7½ branched rays (vs. 8½), pectoral fin with 10 branched rays (vs. 9), and the absence of a median notch on the lower jaw (vs. presence) (Ref. 94459).
This species usually inhabits streams with swift current, among big boulders and rocks in southern Mizoram. Topotypic specimens of this species were taken from Kaoao River near New Serkawr village, among big boulders, in fast current. Two paratypes were also caught from the Kolchaw River near Kolchaw. This fish co-occurs with the following species: Olyra sp. (Bagridae); Devario sp., Pethia sp., Garra sp. (Cyprinidae); Schistura nebeshwari (Nemacheilidae); and Glyptothorax jayarami (Sisoridae) (Ref. 94459).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Lokeshwor, Y. and W. Vishwanath, 2013. Two new species of stone loaches of the genus Schistura from the Koladyne basin Mizoram, India (Teleostei: Cobitoidei: Nemacheilidae). Zootaxa 3731(4):561-576. (Ref. 94459)
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 (11 of 100) .