Morphology Data of Labeobarbus werneri
Identification keys
Main Ref. De Weirdt, D., A. Getahun, S. Tshibwabwa and G.G. Teugels, 2007
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral
Cross section
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior

Diagnosis: mouth strongly curved and crescentic; single pair of barbels; last unbranched dorsal fin ray weakly ossified and flexible; pelvic fin inserts below middle of dorsal fin; 26 scales in lateral line (Ref. 81639).

Description: body depth 30.2-34.9% SL; head length 24.4-27.4% SL; no papillae around mouth but with conical keratinized tubercles on snout; D: IV,10; A: III,5; scale formula: 4.5-5.5/26/-; 2.5-3.5; 12; 2.5-3.5 scales from lateral line to anal fin origin (Ref. 81639).

Coloration: alcohol-preserved specimens are uniformly light brown (Ref. 81639).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Labeobarbus werneri

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 26 - 26
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 2
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 14 - 14
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Geelhand, Dimitri
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