Morphology Data of Schistura disparizona
Identification keys
Main Ref. Zhou, W. and M. Kottelat, 2005
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

Differs from all its congeners in Southeast Asia by the unique combination of the following characters: conspicuous dorsal and ventral adipose keels on caudal peduncle; 9 1/2 branched dorsal-fin rays; 8-11 very narrow, closely-set, dark bars in anterior part of body and 5 wider bars posteriorly (Ref. 56369).

Description: Dorsal fin with 4 simple and 9 1/2 branched rays; anal fin with 3 simple and 5 1/2 branched rays; pectoral fin with 11 rays; pelvic fin with 8 rays (Ref. 56369).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura disparizona

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 92 - 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)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 13 - 13
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   11 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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