Morphology Data of Schistura xhatensis
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
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; very shallow median notch in upper lip, lower lip with a median incision; lower jaw with a shallow notch; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; 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 a midlateral row of 12-15 vertically elongated blotches, usually only those posterior to dorsal-fin origin distinct, anterior ones more or less fused and not very well defined; a broad midlateral stripe superimposed on these blotches, usually darker anteriorly and masking the anterior blotches; saddles along back very irregularly shaped, sometimes fused into an irregular stripe an caudal peduncle or forming squarish marks with pale centre on predorsal area; black bar at caudal-fin base complete, but not reaching dorsal and ventral midlines; a conspicuous elongate black spot at base of anterior dorsal-fin rays (Ref. 36949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura xhatensis

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  beneath 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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