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Morphology Data of Schistura namboensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Freyhof, J. and D.V. Serov, 2001
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
Type of scales

Differs from its congeners in Indochina by the combination of the following characters: caudal fin with 8+8 branched rays; pelvic fin with 7 rays; lateral line incomplete and not reaching beyond anal-fin origin; color patterns with 7-10 dark bars on body wider than interspaces and regularly shaped and set, forming saddles in larger specimens; bars usually meeting their homologues on back; black bar at caudal base complete, not reaching dorsal or ventral midlines; caudal fin slightly emarginate (Ref. 40772).

Description: Dorsal fin with 4 simple and 8 1/2 branched rays; anal fin with 3 simple and 5 1/2 branched rays (Ref. 40772).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura namboensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 25 - 86
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)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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