Morphology Data of Betta apollon
Identification keys
Main Ref. Schindler, I. and J. Schmidt, 2006
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

This species belonging to the Betta pugnax group is differentiated from the others by having the following characters: elongated last branchiostegal ray extending beyond

posterior margin of the operculum; 25-26 total anal-fin rays; 29-30 lateral scales (Ref. 78499).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Betta apollon

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 29 - 30
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 2 - 3
Soft-rays total 23 - 24

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   12 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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