Morphology Data of Chiloglanis sanagaensis
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: sucker moderately large and round, with numerous papillae of uniform size evenly distributed over almost its entire surface; mandibular barbels short but well-developed, each side of lower lip with 3 auxiliary mandibular barbels; premaxillary teeth large in 3-4 rows; mandibular teeth usually 4+4 or 5+5, rarely 6+6; eye moderately large; adipose fin very long and low, its origin far in advance of a vertical through anal fin origin; caudal peduncle slender; caudal fin almost truncate, very slightly emarginated or forked, with lobes slightly rounded, lower a bit longer than upper; no sexual dimorphism observed (Ref. 81251).

Coloration: in holotype, dorsum lightly pigmented with melanophores, 2 light-coloured bands present

(1 anterior to adipose fin and 1 posterior to anal fin); ventral surface and all fins relatively unpigmented (Ref. 81251).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chiloglanis sanagaensis

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 31 - 33


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0
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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