Morphology Data of Balitoropsis zollingeri
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kottelat, M. and X.-L. Chu, 1988
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
Type of scales
Diagnosis

With 4-5 simple pectoral rays ; belly in front of posterior extremity of pelvic fins is naked only between pectoral fin bases (Ref. 34782). Scales keeled; color very dark to black with indistinct blotches (Ref. 12693). Base of caudal and lower lobe black, upper lobe hyaline (Ref. 43281).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Balitoropsis zollingeri

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 41 - 45
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
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   14 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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