Morphology Data of Schilbe durinii
Identification keys
Main Ref. De Vos, L., 1995
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

Description: only known from the holotype, which is in very bad condition, all barbels and fins being broken; 9 branchiostegal rays on one side

of head; inner side of pectoral spine feebly serrated; posterior side of dorsal spine provided with a few very small serrations; snout reaching beyond lower jaw; head rounded (Ref. 43912).

Coloration: in alcohol: no valid colour markings are observable; type entirely brown (Ref. 43912).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schilbe durinii

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 8
on upper limb 2
total 10


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0
Ventral  0
Spines total 1
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 45

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   8
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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