Morphology Data of Clypeobarbus bomokandi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Conway, K.W. and M.L.J. Stiassny, 2008
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

This is a species of Clypeobarbus distinguished from all congenersby the presence of a well-defined lachrymal stripe running from the tip of the snout to the eye, and an elevated number of circumpeduncular scales (Ref. 79650). Small conical tubercules over upper and lower lip and posterior edge of rostral cap (Ref. 79650). Two pairs of barbels; anterior barbel small and feeble, not reaching base of posterior barbel; posterior barbel longer and more robust than anterior barbel, not reaching center of pupil (Ref. 79650). Scales radially striated; 26-27 in lateral line, and 1-2 on caudal fin base; 3.5/1/1.5 body rows; 12 circumpeduncular rows; 8-9 predorsal rows (Ref. 79650). Lateral line is complete (Ref. 79650). Dorsal fin with iv,8 rays; positioned midway between snout and caudal-fin base; origin anterior to pelvic-fin insertion; last unbranched ray simple and smooth (Ref. 79650). Anal fin with iii,5 rays (Ref. 79650). In alcohol, body pale creamy white (Ref. 79650). All scales bordered with black melanophores; pigmentation most intense around lateral line scales (Ref. 79650). Prominent dark oblique bar situated posterodorsal to cleithrum (Ref. 79650).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Clypeobarbus bomokandi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 26 - 27
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 32 - 32


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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