Morphology Data of Schistura bairdi
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

Nostril flap long, pointed, reaching front margin of eye; anterior nostril pierced on front side of the flap; processus dentiformis present; lower lip not interrupted medially, but slightly emarginate; no median notch in upper lip; a sharp median notch in lower jaw; lateral line incomplete, reaching to vertical of dorsal-fin origin; 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 8+7-8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe rudimentary; a swarm of black pigments on cheek below eye; body with 6-8 broad bars, wider than interspaces, somewhat irregular, or branched in lower half; an irregular midlateral swarm of sparsely-set black pigments from gill-opening to caudal-fin base; black bar at caudal-fin base complete; dorsal fin with a low, small spot at anterior base (Ref. 36949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura bairdi

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 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Boden, Gert
Modified by Boden, Gert
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