Morphology Data of Schistura imitator
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 2000
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 sub-terminal/inferior
Diagnosis

Anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; upper lip almost smooth, with a broad median notch, lower lip interrupted medially; lower jaw with a deep notch; lateral line complete; anus closer from pelvic-fin base than anal-fin origin; 9.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; body with 9-11 dark brown bars wider than interspaces, sometimes very regular, sometimes irregular or branched; black bar at caudal-fin base complete but faint along dorsal and ventral midlines; dorsal fin with one or two grey blotches along base and a black subdistal stripe, on both rays and membranes; a red mark along anterior edge of fin and on the following rays immediately above the black subdistal stripe; caudal fin reddish, pectoral and pelvic fins yellowish (Ref. 36949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura imitator

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
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
Adipose fin absent

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