Morphology Data of Schistura aramis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 2000
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior

Anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; lower lip with a median incision; no median notch in upper lip; lower jaw with a median notch; belly entirely scaled, except between pectoral fins; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; 8.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; body depth 15.8-16.5 %SL; caudal peduncle with low dorsal and ventral adipose keels, length 17.1-18.5 %SL, depth 12.3-13.6 %SL, 1.35-1.39 times in length; body with 8-11 bars, narrower than interspaces, not reaching ventral midline, usually ending shortly before meeting their homologues of other body side on the back, leaving a pale predorsal area; black bar at caudal-fin base incomplete, not reaching dorsal and ventral midlines; dorsal-fin base with a black spot anteriorly, followed by an orange patch and a low elongate grey blotch (Ref. 36949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura aramis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
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 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   10 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Boden, Gert
Modified by Boden, Gert
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