Morphology Data of Enteromius jae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Van den Bergh, E.C. and G.G. Teugels, 1998
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance
Different colors

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 terminal
Type of scales

Diagnosis: Mouth (almost) terminal; barbels absent; lateral line incomplete with 2-6 perforated scales; 18-25 scales in lateral line; 8-10 circumpeduncular scales; 2.0 scales between lateral line and pelvic fin insertion; gill rakers present along lower limb of first gill arch; dorsal fin with straight posterior margin (Ref. 81639). Last simple ray of dorsal fin soft and flexible; 3 simple rays in dorsal fin (Ref. 27690, 81639). 13-15 rays in pectoral fin (Ref. 81639). 1 infraorbital bone without sensory canal behind the lacrimal (Ref. 27690).

Description: Small-sized species (Ref. 81639). No barbels (Ref. 122753). Dorsal fin with 3 unbranched and 7-8 branched rays; anal fin with 3 unbranched and 5 branched rays; pectoral fin with 13-15 rays; pelvic fin with 8-9 rays; dorsal fin with straight border, last simple ray not ossified, shorter than head (Ref. 81639). Scales with radial striae; lateral line incomplete, with 2-6 perforated scales; 18-25 scales in lateral line; 3.5 scales between lateral line and dorsal fin origin; 3.5 scales between lateral line and mid-belly (Ref. 81639).

Colouration: Ground colour yellow; scales with dark brown border; large round spot behind opercle, another at caudal fin base with 3-11 vertical bars between them; small black spot at dorsal fin origin (Ref. 81639). More information on intraspecific variation in colouration in Ref. 27690.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enteromius jae

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 18 - 25
Pored lateral line scales 2 - 6
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3.5 - 3.5
Scale rows below lateral line 3.5 - 3.5
Scales around caudal peduncle 8 - 10
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 10 - 10
on upper limb
total 29 - 31


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 10 - 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   13 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   8 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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