Morphology Data of Hemibagrus wyckioides
Identification keys
Main Ref. Ng, H.H. and W.J. Rainboth, 1999
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

Bright red caudal fin in specimens bigger than about 15 cm SL; whitish in smaller ones (Ref. 27732). Adipose fin long (length of adipose-fin base 18.7-25.7% SL), with a gently-sloping anterior margin; dorsal spine poorly ossified and short (7.5-11.4% SL) without serrations on posterior edge; length of dorsal-fin base 16.3-18.3% SL; maxillary barbels reaching to at least middle of adipose fin base (230.1-297.0% HL) (Ref. 38441). Head flat rather than conical; a short occipital process not close to basal bone of dorsal fin; no stripes on body (Ref. 12693).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Hemibagrus wyckioides

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
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
total 10 - 12
total 52 - 53


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 8
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; with dorsal filament

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   8 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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