Schistura balteata

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Schistura balteata
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Cypriniformes
Family: Nemacheilidae
Genus: Schistura
S. balteata
Binomial name
Schistura balteata
(Rendahl (de), 1948)[2]

Schistura balteata is a species of ray-finned fish in the stone loach genus Schistura. It found in hill streams draining from the Myinmoletkat Taung mountain in Tenasserim in southern Myanmar,[1] and has now been recorded in western Thailand too.[3] It is kept in the aquarium trade where it is often referred to as the sumo loach, the specific name derives from the Latin balteatus, which means baldric or shoulder strap, referring to the colour pattern this species.[3]


  1. ^ a b Kottelat, M. (2012). "Schistura balteata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2012: e.T169531A1278334. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2012-1.RLTS.T169531A1278334.en. Downloaded on 07 January 2018.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Schistura balteata" in FishBase. April 2006 version.
  3. ^ a b "Schistura balteata (RENDAHL, 1948) Sumo Loach". Seriously Fish. Retrieved 7 January 2018.