Morphology Data of Gastromyzon spectabilis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Tan, H.H., 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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

Can be distinguished from its congeners by possessing the following unique combination of characters: body brown and head dorsum brown when preserved; body greenish-grey with black spots and reticulate pattern, head greenish-grey with black spots when alive; all fins greenish-grey when alive; absence of secondary rostrum; absence of a postoral pouch; gill slit angular, subopercular groove present and continuous to pectoral fin origin; a rounded snout when viewed dorsally; presence of sublacrymal groove; abdomen without scales; lateral line with 72-75 scales; pelvic fin just touching anal fin origin, adpressed dorsal fin not overlapping level of anal fin origin (Ref. 57871).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gastromyzon spectabilis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 72 - 75
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 30 - 32

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 4 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   23 - 26
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   19 - 21
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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