Morphology Data of Schistura paraxena
Identification keys
Main Ref. Endruweit, M., 2017
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

Schistura paraxena differs from all species of Schistura by having conspicuous peduncular crests along its dorsal and ventral extremities and a plain beige body coloration consisting of crests brownish gray and a pale spot medially at caudal-fin base. It can be further distinguished by having the following characters: dorsal fin with 8½ branched rays; pectoral fin with 11-12 rays; pelvic fin with 9 rays; 37-38 vertebrae; predorsal length 50-52% SL; caudal-peduncle length 17-18% SL (88-92% HL; 5.6-5.8 times SL); lateral line complete; breast naked; predorsal area scaled; and upper lip not notched (Ref. 115556).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura paraxena

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
on upper limb
preanal 18 - 19
total 37 - 39


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

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   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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