Morphology Data of Puntius kelumi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Pethiyagoda, R., A. Silva, K. Maduwage and M. Meegaskumbura, 2008
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 sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Differs from all congeners from Sri Lanka and the peninsula of India by the following combination of characters: last unbranched dorsal-fin ray smooth; body depth 28.6-35.5% SL; 2 maxillary barbels, about as long as eye diameter; scales on lateral line 20-23; scales in transverse line from mid-dorsum to pelvic-fin origin ½3/1/2½ ; posterior profile of mid-body lateral-line scales medially notched; and sides of head and body of breeding males rough, scattered extensively with tubercles (Ref. 79817).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Puntius kelumi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 20 - 23
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
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 12 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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