Morphology Data of Schistura callidora
Identification keys
Main Ref. Bohlen, J. and V. Ŝlechtová, 2011
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors

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

Differs from all its congeners by the combination of the following characters: dorsal midline of the caudal peduncle with a prominent skin crest (skin crest 15-19 % of caudal peduncle depth), but no skin crest on the ventral midline of the caudal peduncle; 8 1/2-10 1/2 branched dorsal-fin rays; caudal fin deeply forked; and flank with 12-17 vertical bars, thin and densely set between opercle and dorsal-fin origin but broad and widely set under and behind base of dorsal fin (Ref. 87201).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura callidora

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 75 - 81
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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 14
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   10 - 11
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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