Morphology Data of Schistura greenei
Identification keys
Main Ref. Endruweit, M., 2017
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 sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Schistura greenei differs from all other species of Schistura within the Salween and neighboring drainages by the following combination of characters: lateral line complete; caudal fin with 8+7 branched rays; pectoral fin with 8-9 rays; pelvic fin with 7-8 rays; 38 vertebrae; lower jaw not notched; HL 19-20% SL, head depth at eye 39-47% HL; head depth at nape 47-52% HL; maximum head width 59-69% HL; caudal peduncle depth 39-49% HL; caudal peduncle length 66-79% HL; body depth 54-67% HL; prepelvic length 50-51% SL; pre-anus length 69-74% SL; 17-21 bars, predorsally inconspicuous; and a broad brown stripe along dorsal midline of the caudal peduncle (Ref. 116524).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura greenei

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 106 - 127
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
preanal 19 - 20
total 38 - 38


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   8 - 9
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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