Schistura zonata McClelland, 1839



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Very little is known about this species. It seems not to have been collected since the original description; however cannot be sure at present. It was considered a synonym of Nemacheilus scaturigina by (Menon, 1987), but to be a valid species by (Bănărescu & Nalbant, 1995). There is thus some uncertainly regards its taxonomic validity, and this needs to be resolved for conservation reasons; whether it is worth trying to rediscover this putative species or not.


Conservation Status

Invalid (synonym)?

Last record: 1839 or before?

IUCN RedList status: Data Deficient



upper Assam, India


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

McClelland, J. (1839). Indian Cyprinidae. Asiatic Researches 19: 217-471.


Other references:

Bănărescu, P. M. and Nalbant, T. T. (1995). A generical classification of Nemacheilinae with description of two new genera (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Travaux du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle 35: 429-496.

Menon, A. G. K. (1987). The fauna of India and the adjacent countries. Pisces. Vol. IV. Teleostei - Cobitoidea. Part 1. Homalopteridae. Zoological Survey of India.

Vishwanath, W. (2010). Schistura zonata. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. ( Downloaded on 14 December 2012.


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