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

A member of the group of species with complete or nearly complete lateral line, 8 1/2 branched dorsal rays, 9+8 branched caudal rays and no sexual dimorphism. Can be distinguished by the following characters: caudal peduncle 1.10-1.44 times longer than deep, its length being 14.2-17.5% SL, 67-86% HL and its depth 11.5-13.2%SL, 52-62% HL; 8-11 bars; black basal caudal bar not reaching dorsal and ventral midlines, moderate keels on caudal peduncle, a median interruption in lower lip. Caudal fin emarginate (Ref. 39226). With slight depression at nape; 8-12 bars that turn into blotches on lateral line and saddle-markings dorsally; scales lacking on belly and on back between head and dorsal fin (Ref. 12693). Dorsal fin base with a black spot anteriorly, followed by an orange patch and a low elongate grey blotch (Ref. 43281).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura kengtungensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 75 - 100
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   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
Adipose fin absent

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  
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
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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