Morphology Data of Schistura albirostris
Identification keys
Main Ref. Chen, Y.-Y. and D.A. Neely, 2012
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
Type of scales

Can be diagnosed by having a distinctive rectangular unpigmented area on the snout and ethmoid region anterior to the nares, five to seven prominent dark saddles traversing the dorsum and confluent with dark, oblique lateral bars that are expanded ventrally, a disassociated basicaudal bar, an incomplete lateral line, no suborbital flap in males, and a weakly-developed processus dentiformis (Ref. 93052).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura albirostris

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 27 - 51
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
total 38 - 38


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 4 - 7
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 3 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   8 - 9
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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