Morphology Data of Schistura cryptofasciata
Identification keys
Main Ref. Chen, X.-Y., D.-P. Kong and J.-X. Yang, 2005
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Distinguished by the following combination of characters: snout blunt; lateral line complete; 8 1/2 branched dorsal-fin rays; 9+8 branched caudal-fin rays; no sexual dimorphism; 8-11 indistinct bars, wider than interspaces; caudal-peduncle length 14.1-16.5% standard length, 68.1-90.4% HL; anterior portion of body scaleless; air bladder entirely embedded in bony capsule; lateral head length 105.0-121.9% head length; lower jaw with a notch at symphysis; lower lip completely interrupted; interorbital width 1.9-2.2 times eye diameter; pelvic-fin origin ventral to dorsal-fin origin; anus 1.0-1.5 eye diameter anterior of anal-fin origin; the widest part of black basal caudal bar is the midlateral, and then the upper and lower ends (Ref. 56368).

Description: dorsal-fin rays 3, 81/2; branched anal-fin rays 5 1/2; pectoral-fin rays 1, 10; pelvic-fin rays 1,7;

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura cryptofasciata

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
Barbels 6
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   11 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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