Morphology Data of Schistura andrewi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Solo, B., Lalramliana, S. Lalronunga and Lalnuntluanga, 2014
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males have prominent sub-orbital 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 cycloid scales

Schistura andrewi is distinguished from other congeners from the Kaladan basin and its adjacent basins by having the combination of the following characters: axillary pelvic lobe long; lateral line complete with 82-95 pores; dorsal and anal fins with 2 unbranched rays; 6-7 broad, wider than interspace, black bars on the body; 2 rows of black spots horizontally across the dorsal fin; a deeply emarginate caudal fin with 2 vertical rows of black spots across the fin, and 9 + 8 branched caudal fin rays; a sub-orbital flap present in males; and intestine looped behind the stomach (Ref. 97391).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura andrewi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 82 - 95
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
total 33 - 33


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   11 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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