Morphology Data of Rasbora dies
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 2007
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosed from all congeners by the following combination of characters: reticulated pattern on the middle of the flank; small diamond-shaped spot at the base of the caudal fin; and complete lateral line (Ref. 74344).

Description: dorsal fin with 2 simple and 7 or 7 ½ branched rays; anal fin with 3 simple and 5 ½ branched rays. Lateral line with perforating 25-26 +1-2 scales (Ref. 74344).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Rasbora dies

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 25 - 26
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 9 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   13 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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