Morphology Data of Enteromius kuiluensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. De Weirdt, D., A. Getahun, S. Tshibwabwa and G.G. Teugels, 2007
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
Type of scales

Diagnosis: mouth subinferior; two pairs of barbels, anterior pair 1-1.3x eye diameter, posterior pair 1.67-2x; lateral line complete; 24-27 scales in lateral line; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; last simple ray of dorsal fin ossified and serrated; 3-5 small black spots on sides (Ref. 81639).

Description: medium-sized; scales with divergent striae; 4.5-5.5 scales between lateral line and dorsal fin origin; 4.5-5.5 scales between lateral line and mid-belly; 3-3.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic fin insertion; D:III,7-8; A:III,5; dorsal fin with slightly concave border, last simple ray slightly ossified, serrated posteriorly, measuring 0.75-0.8x HL (Ref. 81639).

Coloration: body ground color olive-brown or greyish dorsally on flanks, yellowish ventrally; 3-5 small black spots, rounded on flanks, longitudinally arranged in a line; scales with dark border; fins clear (Ref. 81639).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enteromius kuiluensis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 27
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line 4.5 - 5.5
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 10 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Geelhand, Dimitri
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