Morphology Data of Enteromius dialonensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lévêque, C., 2003
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile clearly concave
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales cycloid scales

Diagnosis: last simple dorsal-fin ray denticulate on hind margin; gape of mouth not extending beyond vertical line from anterior eye margin; scale formula 3.5-4.5/25-29/3.5-4.5; 2.5-3 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; 7-8 branched dorsal fin rays; anterior barbel reaching to, or extending beyond, posterior half of eye; posterior barbel extending beyond hind margin of eye; lateral line complete and more or less straight; maximum reported size 81 mm SL (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Description: medium-sized, rather deep-bodied species; mouth subterminal, its angle not extending beyond a vertical line from anterior eye margin; two pairs of rather long barbels; outer margin dorsal fin straight, third simple dorsal-fin ray partly ossified and denticulate on hind margin; gill rakers short; D:III,7-8; A:III,5; P:14-15; V:I,7 (Ref. 2940, 81282)

Coloration: back brownish, belly yellowish; usually 4-5 rounded, black spots aligned on sides; spots may be horizontally elongate or more or less coalesced in some individuals; always small, rounded, black spot under first dorsal-fin rays; fins colorless or yellowish (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enteromius dialonensis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 25 - 29
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line 3 - 5
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 1 - 2
on upper limb 4 - 5


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
Modified by Geelhand, Dimitri
Comments & Corrections
Sign our Guest Book
Back to Search
cfm script by eagbayani, 17.10.00, php script by rolavides, 13/03/08 ,  last modified by sortiz, 06.27.17