Morphology Data of Misgurnus fossilis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Keith, P. and J. Allardi (coords.), 2001
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance always different morphology between mature adults
Different colors
Remarks In males, presence of horizontal swellings of the flanks behind dorsal fin. Also, males have a larger second pectoral ray and shallow vertical swellings of flanks above anal base which are enlarged during breeding. Lamina circularis absent in males (Ref. 59043).

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

Broad midlateral stripe from eye to caudal base and narrow stripe from opercle at least to pelvic origin. Lamina circularis absent in males (Ref. 59043). Caudal fin with 14-16 rays (Ref. 40476).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Misgurnus fossilis

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 16 - 17
Vertebrae
preanal
total 49 - 50

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 6
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 8 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   8 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    beneath origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita
Modified by Luna, Susan M.
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