Morphology Data of Enteromius tanapelagius
Identification keys
Main Ref. de Graaf, M., E. Dejen, F.A. Sibbing and J.W.M. Osse, 2000
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
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

A small sized, shallow and narrow-bodies barb (Ref. 47354). Head depth and body depth are about equal (Ref. 47354). The eyes are large, its diameter 34% of head length, with a small interorbital width (Ref. 47354). The lower jaw is rather long, 43.3% of head length, has a high inclination and makes a pronounced angle with the ventral head profile (Ref. 47354). The pharyngeal tooth formula is 5-3-2:2-3-5 (Ref. 47354). The barbels are short, the anterior barbel length 4.7% of head length (Ref. 47354). Scales: 10-12 predorsal scales (Ref. 47354). Live specimens are in general silvery white and the dorsal side of the head is blackish (Ref. 47354).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enteromius tanapelagius

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 28 - 33
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 4
Scale rows below lateral line 2 - 3
Scales around caudal peduncle 11 - 13
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
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   11 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Boden, Gert
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