Morphology Data of Squalidus argentatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Chen, I.-S. and Y.-C. Chang, 2007
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
Diagnosis

Distinguished from its congeners by the unique combination of the following characters: dorsal fin rays 3+7, anal fin rays 3+6, pectoral fin rays 1+14; lateral-line scales 39-41, predorsal scales 12-13; body rather slender, the transverse rows of papillae on snout loosely arranged and very long barbels over 2/3 of eye diameter and body with longitudinal grayish and golden stripes; dorsal side scattered with few irregular black spots; a longitudinal row of grayish black blotches along lateral body; all fins unmarked (Ref. 57944).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Squalidus argentatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 39 - 41
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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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