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Morphology Data of Danio meghalayensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kullander, S.O., 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 meghalayensis is similar to D. dangila, D. assamila, D. catenatus, D. concatenatus, D. sysphigmatus and D. feegradei by the possession of cleithral spot (usually difficult to discern at anterior end of P stripe), complete lateral line, and 14 circumpeduncular scales (vs. 12 or less in other Danio). It is distinguished from those species by the absence (vs. presence) of elongated unbranched ray in pectoral and pelvic fins, rostral barbel not reaching beyond gill cover margin, maxillary barbel not reaching beyond pectoral-fin base (vs. much longer), absence or multiple rows of round or slightly elongate rings on side (vs. presence), branched anal-fin rays 10 1/2-12 1/2 (vs. 13 1/2-16 1/2); from all except D. feegradei by having branched anal-fin count branched dorsal-fin rays 8 1/2 (vs. 9 1/2-10 1/2); different from D. feegradei in presence of horizontal stripes along side, P, P+1 and P-1 stripes distinct, occasionally P and P+1 stripes anastomizing (vs. absence) (Ref. 101154).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Danio meghalayensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 34 - 35
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 - 36


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   11 - 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 )
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