Morphology Data of Devario chrysotaeniatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Fang, F. and M. Kottelat, 1999
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

Complete lateral line, 2 pairs of short barbels, no infraorbital process, 8-9 branched dorsal fin-rays and 12-13 branched anal fin-rays. Dark mid-lateral stripe from above pelvic to end of median caudal rays. A second, weakly pigmented stripe above mid-lateral one, fading away above anal base. Anteriorly on the sides, the striped pattern not distinct, with a few short, light, thin horizontal stripes scattered over slightly darker ground color (Ref. 43281). A cleithral spot is present immediately posterior to the gill-opening. There is a dark stripe along the dorsal midline, from the nape to the caudal-fin base. Both dorsal and anal fins have a faint submarginal dark stripe (Ref. 37788).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Devario chrysotaeniatus

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 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 12 - 13

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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