Morphology Data of Schistura balteata
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 1990
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

Distinguished from any other nemacheiline by its unique color pattern consisting of 2-3 thin vertical bars below dorsal fin, 3-5 pairs of round spots in front of dorsal fin along the back and absence of black basal caudal mark (Ref. 39226).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura balteata

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 24 - 50
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

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   11 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal
Spines     
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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