Morphology Data of Microdevario kubotai
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M. and K.E. Witte, 1999
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

In the field, translucent yellow; aquarium-kept greenish yellow, with a glowing golden lateral stripe, belly, eye and opercle. Hyaline fins. Longitudinal scale series 24-25 + 1. Branched anal rays 9-10. Dorsal fin rays 2-3 simple, 7 branched. Pectoral fin falcate, with a very small axillary lobe present. Pelvic fin slightly pointed, 7 rays, a small axillary scale present. Anal fin rays 3 simple, 9-10 branched rays, last one split to the base. Caudal fin with 10 + 9 principal rays, 9 + 8 branched. Scales in longitudinal series 24 + 1 or 25 + 1. No lateral line pores. Predorsal scales 10-11 (Ref. 38434).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Microdevario kubotai

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 0 - 0
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
preanal 13 - 13
total 29 - 29


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  other (see remarks)
Spines     0
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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