Morphology Data of Schistura prashadi
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

Processus dentiformis present; 9+8 branched caudal rays; 9 1/2 branched dorsal rays; males with a suborbital flap; complete lateral line; axillary pelvic lobe present; eye smaller than interorbital width; 4.9-5.2% SL (22-24% HL); black basal caudal bar complete; color pattern consisting of bars and reticulated spots; prepelvic length 54.3-55.9% SL; body depth 19.5-24.0% SL; length of caudal peduncle 15.7-16.5% SL (Ref. 39226).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura prashadi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 77 - 83
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   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 13 - 13
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

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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