Morphology Data of Lepidocephalichthys manipurensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Arunkumar, L., 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 elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

No scales on the vertex of head. One dark black stripe from the tip of the snout to the eye; mid-lateral line with 8 - 11 spots. A small, sharp black spot just above the upper base of the caudal fin. 8 - 9 dorsal short, ashy brown bars from occiput to the base of the caudal fin; forked caudal fin with 4 - 5 W-shaped bands. Pectoral, ventral and anal fins with stripes or spots. Least depth of caudal peduncle 50 - 60.24% (mean 54.09) of its length and 7.69 - 8.11% of SL (Ref. 38333).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Lepidocephalichthys manipurensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 30 - 31


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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