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Schistura schultzi (SMITH, 1945)

January 26th, 2013 — 12:58pm

There appears to be some discrepancy between Smith’s original description and Kottelat (1990) in that Smith states the fish is a member of a group of species lacking an ocellus at the upper caudal-fin base, whereas Kottelat mentions the presence of ‘a black spot at upper extremity of caudal-fin base, surrounded by a whitish area’.

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Schistura robertsi KOTTELAT, 1990

January 26th, 2013 — 11:42am

Should not prove difficult to maintain under the correct conditions. We strongly recommend keeping it in a tank designed to resemble a flowing stream or river with a substrate of variably-sized rocks, sand, fine gravel, and some water-worn boulders.

This can be further furnished wit…

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Schistura oedipus (KOTTELAT, 1988)

January 17th, 2013 — 9:13pm

It’s known from five caves in total, the others being Tham Huet, Tham Ban Louk Kow Larm, Tham Nong Pha Cham, and Tham Mae Lana.

Streams flowing from these caves drain into the Nam Lang and Nam Khong rivers of the Salween drainage system, and the two easternmost caves, Tham Huet and Tham Nong Pha Cham, are both tributaries of the former.

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Schistura nicholsi (SMITH, 1933)

January 16th, 2013 — 9:25pm

This species is sometimes traded for aquaria but its name also appears to have been widely misapplied to other fishes.

It can be identified via the following combination of characters: presence of 8-10 quite regular dark bars…

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Schistura laterivittata (ZHU & WANG, 1985)

January 16th, 2013 — 7:12pm

It’s been considered a synonym of Schistura caudofurca (Mai, 1978) by the majority of recent authors following Kottelat (2001) but this appears to be a case of misidentification since the two species exhibit several notable differences based on their respective descriptions (Endruweit, 2010).

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Schistura kohchangensis (SMITH, 1933)

Ornate Tiger Sand Loach

January 15th, 2013 — 8:51pm

On Koh Chang one habitat consisted of a stream flowing from the waterfall Nam Tok Mai Yom which empties into the Gulf of Thailand after less than 1 km.

The stream was dry in its lower reaches and had a substrate of boulders and pebbles. Sympatric fi…

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Schistura kodaguensis (MENON, 1987)

January 15th, 2013 — 7:54pm

This species is not a well-known aquarium fish but is maintained by a number of Indian enthusiasts.

It can be told apart from related species by the following combination of characters as per Sreekantha et al. (2006): pectoral-fin rays 10; absence of black spot at base of dorsal-fin; presence of rows of spots on caudal-fin; lateral line incomplete; caudal-fin slightly emarginate; 11-14 vertical bars on the body.

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Schistura kengtungensis (FOWLER, 1936)

January 15th, 2013 — 7:09pm

This species is distributed in the middle Mekong River basin in north and northeastern Thailand, Myanmar and Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan province, southern China, and is also known from the Nam Beng, Nam Tha and Nam Yuoan drainages in Laos.

Type locality is ‘Laun We (Loi Mw…

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Schistura sp. 7

January 9th, 2013 — 8:31pm

This fish was collected for the aquarium trade during 2012 but its identity has not yet been established.

Schistura is the most species-rich genus among nemacheilid loaches with some 190 members and it continues to grow with over 100 having be…

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Schistura sp. 6

January 9th, 2013 — 7:43pm

This fish was collected for the aquarium trade during 2012 but its identity has not yet been established.

The fish in our images were obtained at an unspecified locality in the Garo Hills, these for…

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