Morphology Data of Schistura bella
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 1990
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

Bars on posterior half of body close together, often forming a wide longitudinal stripe with a more or less uninterrupted longitudinal light stripe above it; males with suborbital flap; processus dentiformis present, 9+8 branched caudal rays, 8-9 1/2 branched dorsal rays; complete lateral line; axillary pelvic lobe present (Ref. 39226).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura bella

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 75 - 89
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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 13
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   8 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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