Morphology Data of Enteromius bawkuensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lévêque, C., 2003
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales cycloid scales

Diagnosis: last simple dorsal-fin ray smooth on hind margin; scale formula 3.5/24-28/3.5; 2-2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 9-10 scales around caudal peduncle; lateral-line scales slightly deeper than other scales on sides; 8 branched dorsal fin rays; two pairs of barbels; anterior barbel not reaching to anterior margin of eye/not extending beyond centre of eye; posterior barbel reaching to, or extending beyond, posterior half of eye/extending beyond hind margin of eye; lateral line weakly depressed below dorsal fin and incomplete; maximum reported size 29 mm SL; no black spot on dorsal fin; rather faint black longitudinal band on sides (sometimes absent) (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Description: body moderately compressed, dorsal profile convex; mouth subterminal; usually, only first lateral-line scales pored, but some individuals may have almost complete lateral line; first gill arch with only 3 rudimentary gill rakers; D: III,8; A: III,5 (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Coloration: sides almost uniformly light, with narrow and diffuse longitudinal band extending from gill cover to caudal fin; snout with black bar; anterior margin of dorsal fin pigmented (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enteromius bawkuensis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 28
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3 - 4
Scale rows below lateral line 3 - 4
Scales around caudal peduncle 9 - 10
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 3 - 3
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
Modified by Geelhand, Dimitri
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