Morphology Data of Schistura procera
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 compressed
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; no median notch in upper lip, a median interruption in lower lip; a median notch in lower jaw; cheeks slightly swollen in specimens larger than about 70 mm SL; low dorsal adipose keel on caudal peduncle; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; 7-8.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; body with 13-17 bars, wider than interspaces, very regular on sides, becoming irregular along dorsal midline; in predorsal area, flank bars not reaching dorsal midline; space between bars occupied by irregularly-shaped large blotches leaving only very narrow pale spaces between them and bars; black bar at caudal-fin base not reaching ventral midline, its upper extremity bent forward; dorsal-fin base with a blackish band, with or without one or several paler or hyaline spots in it; caudal fin red in life (Ref. 36949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura procera

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  behind 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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