Morphology Data of Schistura nomi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 2000
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs other
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Male with a suborbital flap (Ref. 36949).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; median notch in upper lip, median interruption in lower lip; no median notch in lower jaw;; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; 8.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; caudal peduncle length 15.4-17.0 %SL, depth 12.1-12.8 %SL, 1.20-1.33 times in length; body with 9-11 bars, wider than interspaces, sometimes indistinct anteriorly, quite regularly shaped, slightly wider along lateral line, with edges appearing slightly darker than centre; black bar at caudal-fin base complete although faint, a darker elongate blotch occupying about middle half; dorsal-fin base with a dark spot anteriorly , followed by an orange spot and an elongate grey blotch (Ref. 36949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura nomi

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   10 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Boden, Gert
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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