Morphology Data of Schistura mizoramensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lalramliana, S. Lalronunga, Vanramliana and H. Lalthanzara, 2014
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 sub-terminal/inferior

Schistura mizoramensis is distinguished from its congeners from Ganges-Brahmaputra basin and its adjacent basin by the following characters: a unique color pattern consisting of a prominent dark brown longitudinal stripe along midlateral line from upper edge of gill opening to middle of caudal-fin base; a dark brown stripe on the dorsal midline from dorsal-fin origin to dorsal part of caudal-fin base; a network of bars which reduce the light yellowish ground color to isolated spots on the flanks and predorsal region of dorsum; 3-4 postdorsal bars posterior to anal-fin origin extending beyond lateral line and coalesce ventrally (Ref. 98821).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura mizoramensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 83 - 95
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
total 35 - 35


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   10 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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