Morphology Data of Betta lehi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Tan, H.H. and P.K.L. Ng, 2005
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

Chin bar absent. Dorsal fin transverse bars present. No Caudal fin transverse bars. Green iridescent scales on opercle and body. Anal fin with iridescent light blue distal border. Two black marks below postorbital stripe on opercle of female and juvenile. Anal-fin rays 25-29 (mode 28). Lateral scales 28-30 (mode 29). Postdorsal scales 10-11 (mode 11). Pelvic fin length 34.8-50.6% SL. Head length 33.4-36.8% SL. Interorbital width 31.7-37.4% HL (Ref. 56613).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Betta lehi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 28 - 30
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
total 28 - 30


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 8 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 23 - 27

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   12 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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