Morphology Data of Gymnotus tigre
Identification keys
Main Ref. Albert, J.S. and W.G.R. Crampton, 2003
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

Presence of irregular pale-yellow blotches on chin, behind and under eyes, over opercle, and between eyes; pale yellow bands on body with straight, high contrast margins, as broad or broader than brown bands anteriorly; obliquely oriented hyaline and dark stripes at caudal end of anal fin (Ref. 49716).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gymnotus tigre

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 125 - 140
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 0 - 0
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 190 - 240

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   16 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  suppressed/absent
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
Modified by Garilao, Cristina V.
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