Morphology Data of Schistura sokolovi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Freyhof, J. and D.V. Serov, 2001
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth

Differs from all other species of the genus in Indochina by the following combination of characters: a complete black bar at caudal-fin base; adults with 11-15 dark bars on body regularly shaped and set wider than interspaces, not forming dark blotches along lateral line and usually meeting their homologues on postdorsal part of the body; predorsal part of back sometimes marbled by irregular spots and saddles; inner anal stripe faint; caudal fin slightly emarginate; pelvic fin origin slightly anterior to dorsal fin origin or below simple dorsal-fin rays (Ref. 40772).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura sokolovi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 73 - 106
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

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 - 10
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  before 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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