Morphology Data of Neogastromyzon brunei
Identification keys
Main Ref. Tan, H.H., 2006
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

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
Type of scales

Can be distinguished from its congeners by possessing the following unique combination of characters: body dark brown, dorsum with 8-9 light brown bars, side with bars interrupted to form irregular shaped blotches, head dorsum brown with thin light brown reticulate pattern; absence of secondary rostrum; absence of sublacrymal groove; presence of deep postoral pouch; presence of subopercular groove; gill slit slanted, gill opening above 5th pectoral branched fin ray; pectoral fin origin level about half of eye; an elongate rounded snout when viewed dorsally; abdomen without scales; lateral line with 86-95 scales; pectoral fin not overlapping anterior of pelvic fin; pelvic fin not overlapping anal fin origin, adpressed dorsal fin not overlapping level of anal fin origin (Ref. 57871).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Neogastromyzon brunei

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 86 - 95
Pored lateral line scales
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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 8
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 5 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   20 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   18 - 18
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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