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Morphology Data of Labeobarbus lagensis
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 striking type of mouth
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 ray partly ossified at base (no strong spine) and distinctly longer than head; lower lip poorly developed, not forming a mental lobe, sometimes rubber-lipped; 10 dorsal fin branched rays; scale formula 4.5/24/3.5; 2 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Description: deep body (depth 40% of SL); mouth broad and rounded, without mental lobe, somewhat similar to that of B. wurtzi; barbels moderately developed; largest dorsal-fin ray is first branched ray; species is only known from type specimen measuring 230 mm SL; D:III,10; A:III,5; P:15; V:I,8 (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Coloration: body light brown in preserved type (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Labeobarbus lagensis

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 24
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line 3 - 4
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 0
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
Soft-rays total 13 - 13
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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