Morphology Data of Physoschistura tigrinum
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lokeshwor, Y. and W. Vishwanath, 2012
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Male with prominent suborbital flap

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosed from other species of Physoschistura in having the following combination of characters: side of body with 12-14 irregular light reddish brown bars (few become broken and forming blotches); back with 5-6 reddish brown irregular saddles; lateral line complete with 90-94 pores; caudal fin with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic-fin lobe present but not prominent; male with suborbital flap; preoperculomandibular canal with 10 pores (Ref. 93078).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Physoschistura tigrinum

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 90 - 94
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


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
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   11 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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