Morphology Data of Enteromius bigornei
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
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 4.5/27-29/4.5; 2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; 8 branched dorsal fin rays; two pairs of long barbels; anterior barbel reaching to, or extending beyond, posterior half of eye/extending beyond hind margin of eye; posterior barbel extending beyond hind margin of eye; lateral line complete and straight, remaining in mid-lateral position also below dorsal fin; maximum reported size 114 mm SL; no black spot on dorsal fin; more or less distinct dark band along middle of sides (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Description: medium-sized species; slightly rounded dorsal profile; head pointed; mouth subterminal; lateral line complete, running below dark midline of sides below dorsal fin; D: III,8; A: III,5; P: I,13-16; V: I,7 (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Coloration: black longitudinal band along middle of sides, running from gill cover to base of caudal fin; scales on back brown-edged; small concentrations of pigment on 2nd and 3rd series of scales above lateral line, forming longitudinal lines on back; scales below lateral line unpigmented (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enteromius bigornei

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 27 - 29
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line 4 - 5
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 1 - 1
on upper limb 4 - 5


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
Spines     0
Soft-rays   14 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
Modified by Geelhand, Dimitri
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