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Morphology Data of Devario laoensis
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Complete lateral line, infraorbital process well developed. Distinguished from all other Danio species by its unique color pattern, having a dark stripe somewhat weakly pigmented anterior to vertical from dorsal-fin origin, getting thicker and darker posteriorly, and ending at the base of caudal fin. The most similar species, D. chrysotaeniatus, lacks the infraorbital process, has three rows of pharyngeal teeth, and has the P stripe extending to the end of the caudal-fin rays. Unlike all other striped Danio species so far examined for this character, D. laoensis has only two instead of three or four rows of pharyngeal teeth (Ref. 37788). With 8-9 1/2 branched dorsal rays and 12-14 1/2 branched anal rays (Ref. 43281).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Devario laoensis

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 12 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 9 - 9
total 35 - 36


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 11 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 15 - 17

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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