Morphology Data of Chiloglanis cameronensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Fermon, Y., J. Friel, H.H. Ng and D. De Weirdt, 2007
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosis: body relatively elongate; abdomen not greatly expanded, more or less extensively darkly pigmented; sucker very large, longer than broad (not transversely oval), extensively covered with moderately large papillae; mandibular barbels short but well-developed, usually papillose, with up to 3 auxiliary mandibular barbels on each side of lower lip; large premaxillary teeth in 3-4 rows; mandibular teeth large, usually 4+4 or 5+5 (but some with 7+7 or 8+8); eyes large; adipose fin long, its origin considerably in advance of a vertical through anal fin origin; caudal peduncle moderately slender to very slender; caudal fin not deeply forked with lobes rounded or even truncate, lower slightly longer than upper (Ref. 81251).

Coloration: body with dark bands fairly distinct; abdomen more or less darkly pigmented, almost black in some specimens (Ref. 81251).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chiloglanis cameronensis

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 6
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 30 - 32


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0
Ventral  0
Spines total 1
Soft-rays total 5 - 5
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Musschoot, Tobias
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