Morphology Data of Schistura dalatensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Freyhof, J. and D.V. Serov, 2001
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females

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

Lateral line with 10-15 irregular dark blotches, forming dark bars in posterior part of body and usually not meeting their homologues on back; predorsal part of body marbled by irregular spots and saddles; caudal peduncle 1.2-1.7 times longer than deep, its depth 9.7-11.5% SL; eye diameter 12.1-23.9% HL; lateral head length 105.0-123.3 % HL; anus 1.8-3.5 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; caudal peduncle with short crests; caudal fin slightly emarginate, median ray 80.8-91.7% of length of upper caudal-fin lobe; eye situated dorsally and interorbital width 21.2-33.8% HL; inner axial stripe absent or faint; caudal-fin base with complete black bar; lateral line complete in most specimens; no suborbital flap in males; dorsal fin with 8 1/2 rays; caudal fin with 9+8 branched rays; pelvic fin with 8 rays (Ref. 40772).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura dalatensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 28 - 96
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   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 13 - 13
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Casal, Christine Marie V.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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