Morphology Data of Gastromyzon stellatus
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 having the following unique combination of characters: a dark brown body with numerous yellow fine spots and blotches, head dark brown with numerous yellow spots; sublacrymal groove visible from side; secondary rostrum absent; post-oral pouch absent; subopercular groove absent; gill slit vertical; a truncate snout when viewed dorsally; abdomen without scales; lateral line scales 66-69; pelvic fin not overlapping level of anal fin origin, adpressed dorsal fin not overlapping level of anal fin origin (Ref. 57871).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gastromyzon stellatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 66 - 69
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 31 - 32

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 4 - 4

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   25 - 27
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   17 - 18
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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