Morphology Data of Puntigrus navjotsodhii
Identification keys
Main Ref. Tan, H.H., 2012
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Can be diagnosed from Group 1 tiger barbs by the combination of the following

characters: presence of 4 broad, black bars (up to 5 scales wide), second and third bars distinctly curved posteriorly; dorsal fi n anterior ¾ black (anterior-most portion red in

life, whitish when preserved), posterior margin red in life, whitish when preserved; pelvic fi ns almost entirely red in life (whitish when preserved); upper and lower lips black; complete lateral line, lateral scale series 20-21 (all pored); deep body (body depth at dorsal-fi n origin 53.6-59.2% SL); and deep caudal peduncle (18.4-19.9% SL) (Ref. 90833).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Puntigrus navjotsodhii

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


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

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  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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