> Cypriniformes (Carps) > Nemacheilidae (Brook loaches)
Etymology: Schistura:Greek, schizein = to divide + Greek, oura = tail; an allusion to forked caudal fins (Ref. 45335); kengtungensis:Named for Keng Tung, a town close to the type locality.. More on author: Fowler.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range 生態学
背鰭 (合計): 12; 臀鰭: 8. A member of the group of species with complete or nearly complete lateral line, 8 1/2 branched dorsal rays, 9+8 branched caudal rays and no sexual dimorphism. Can be distinguished by the following characters: caudal peduncle 1.10-1.44 times longer than deep, its length being 14.2-17.5% SL, 67-86% HL and its depth 11.5-13.2%SL, 52-62% HL; 8-11 bars; black basal caudal bar not reaching dorsal and ventral midlines, moderate keels on caudal peduncle, a median interruption in lower lip. Caudal fin emarginate (Ref. 39226). With slight depression at nape; 8-12 bars that turn into blotches on lateral line and saddle-markings dorsally; scales lacking on belly and on back between head and dorsal fin (Ref. 12693). Dorsal fin base with a black spot anteriorly, followed by an orange patch and a low elongate grey blotch (Ref. 43281).
Inhabit small, shallow, high gradient streams with cobble or boulder substrates (Ref. 12693). A ripe female measuring 5.27 cm SL with ovulae 2.4 mm in diameter (Ref. 39226).
Life cycle and mating behavior 成熟 | 繁殖 | 放精 | 卵 | 生産力 | 幼生