Morphology Data of Devario kakhienensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Fang, F., 2000
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales

With lateral line complete, comprising 31-36; infraorbital process present; branched dorsal fin rays 9-10, branched anal fin rays 11-13. Distinguished from all other Danio species by its color pattern, which includes three dark horizontal stripes separated by three light horizontal interspaces on the side of the body. All three stripes taper posteriad. Stripes and interspaces are narrow, about equal in width. The primary stripe runs along the mid-line of the side and extends to the end of median caudal fin interradial membranes. The P + 1 and P - 1 stripes are separated from the P stripe by a light interspace about half scale wide. Above the P + 1 stripe I + 2 interspace separating it from the dark back of the body. This species can be separated from the most similar species, D. aequipinnatus auct., by having almost equally wide, complete three stripes and three interspaces. By contrast D. aequipinnatus auct. has the P stripe wider and darker than other dark stripes and (1) invaded anteriorly by small light spots derived from the light stripe (I - 1) running immediately ventral to the P stripe or (2) interrupted anteriorly on the side by numerous vertical narrow light bars derived from the light stripes (I + 1 and I - 1) running immediately above and below the P stripe.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Devario kakhienensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 31 - 36
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 7 - 7
Scale rows below lateral line 1 - 1
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 33 - 35


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 13
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 15 - 16

Paired fins

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