Morphology Data of Baryancistrus beggini
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lujan, N.K., M. Arce and J.W. Armbruster, 2009
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

This species is distinguished from all its congeners by having the last dorsal-fin ray adnate with adipose fin via a posterior membrane that extends beyond the preadipose plate up to half the length of the adipose-fin spine (vs. membrane separated from preadipose plate by up to two plates or stopping at preadipose plate); further differs from B. niveatus and B. longipinnis by having a naked abdomen (vs. partially plated), and from B. demantoides by having fewer premaxillary teeth (8-36 vs. 34-54, respectively) (Ref. 80502).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Baryancistrus beggini

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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 7 - 7
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 3 - 4

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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