Morphology Data of Danio absconditus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kullander, S.O. and R. Britz, 2015
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 terminal
Type of scales

Danio absconditus is distinguished from all congeners except D. feegradei by having a prominent elongate or round black spot at the base of the caudal fin (vs. absence; or minute and inconspicuous in D. jaintianensis, D. choprae and D. flagrans; or small, round and margined by a light zone in D. erythromicron), a small black or grey cleithral spot and a light (orange in life) spot immediately above cleithral spot (vs. absence; or present, large and not bordered by light spot in D. assamila, D. catenatus, D. concatenatus, D. dangila, D. sysphigmatus; or minute, not separated from P stripe and not associated with light spot in D. meghalayensis). It differs from all Danio except D. feegradei, D. assamila, D. catenatus, D. concatenatus, D. dangila, D. meghalayensis and D. sysphigmatus by complete lateral line (vs. abbreviated or absent) and 14 circumpeduncular scales (vs. 10-12). It can be separated from D. feegradei by the presence of about 7-11 distinct dark vertical stripes on abdominal sides (vs. absence), and absence of light dots along middle of side (vs. presence) (Ref. 106271).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Danio absconditus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 34 - 36
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 14 - 14
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 35 - 37


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 16 - 18

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   10 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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