Morphology Data of Sinibrama melrosei
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lu, K., 1991
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Diagnosis

Anal fin with 20-25 1/2 branched rays; last simple dorsal ray bony; belly keeled between anal fin and pelvic fin origin (Ref. 43281). Lateral line slightly curved, in the lower part of the body, till the middle of the caudal fin. Silver white stomach with some black spots, black gray in dorsal and caudal fins (Ref. 33303).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sinibrama melrosei

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 44 - 52
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 7 - 8
Scale rows below lateral line 4 - 5
Scales around caudal peduncle 16 - 18
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 10 - 10
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 7 - 7
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 19 - 21

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Mao, Dazhi
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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