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.
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.
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. (http://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 14 December 2012.