Morphology Data of Chrysichthys walkeri
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Risch, L.M., 2003
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Diagnosis: nasal barbell long, reaching to anterior margin of orbit; first branched dorsal-fin ray longest, but never filamentous; adipose fin long, its base longer than that of dorsal fin; 9 branched rays in pectoral fin; 12-13(15) gill rakers on lower limb of first gill arch (Ref. 57126).

Description: nasal barbels present; very short first dorsal spine; well developed second spine, weakly denticulate along posterior margin; pelvic fin with 1 unbranched and 5 branched soft rays; anal fin with 4 unbranched and 7-9 branched soft rays (Ref. 57126). Despite its small size, dimorphism between immature and mature specimens is clearly evident (Ref. 57126).

Coloration: no information on live specimens; preserved specimens with back and head uniformly dark brown, belly lighter (Ref. 57126).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chrysichthys walkeri

Lateral Lines 1 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 8
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 12 - 15
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0
Ventral  0
Spines total 2
Soft-rays total 6
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   9
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Musschoot, Tobias
Modified by Musschoot, Tobias
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