Morphology Data of Discogobio antethoracalis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Zheng, L. and W. Zhou, 2008
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 sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Can be differentiated from all its congeners by the following characters: oral sucking disc large with posterior edge reaching vertical of anterior margin of eye; snout with small tubercles; body depth more than 17.2% SL; mid-ventral region anterior to pelvic-fin insertion scaleless; snout rounded, not projected; prepectoral length 16.3-18.3% SL; interorbital width 52.5-60.9% HL; head length 17.5-20.6% SL; head depth 13.2-14.2% SL; anus to anal-fin origin distance 25% posterior end of pelvic-fin base to anal-fin origin distance (Ref. 75176).

Description: Dorsal-fin ii,8; Anal fin ii,5; Pectoral fin i13-15; Pelvic fin i8 (Ref. 75176).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Discogobio antethoracalis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 41 - 43
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   14 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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