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Schistura melarancia  Kottelat, 2000

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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae ()
Etymology: Schistura: Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, oura = tail; an allusion to forked caudal fins (Ref. 45335);  melarancia: From the old Italian melarancia (itself derived from the Arabian narandi) from which the modern word orange is derived..   More on author: Kottelat.

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; acqua dolce benthopelagico.   Tropical, preferred ?

Distribuzione Stati | Aree FAO | Ecosystems | Presenze | Point map | Introduzioni | Faunafri

Asia: Mekong drainage in Laos and Vietnam.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.6 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 43281)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Body slightly compressed; head depressed, conical; snout long, pointed, eye directed upwards, slightly protruding along dorsal profile; anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; lower lip interrupted medially; 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; body and fins orange brown in life, pale chocolate brown when preserved; a broad conspicuous black stripe from gill opening to caudal-fin base; a long black bar at caudal-fin base, not reaching dorsal and ventral midlines (Ref. 36949).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Found in riffles and fast flowing creeks (Ref. 43281).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore | Collaboratori

Kottelat, M., 2012. Conspectus cobitidum*: an inventory of the loaches of the world (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitoidei). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, Suppl. (26):1-199. (Ref. 92804)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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