Morphology Data of Sisor chennuah
Identification keys
Main Ref. Ng, H.H., 2003
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 Sisor rabdophorus and Sisor rheophilus in possessing a deeper body (body depth at anus 5.6-5.8% SL vs. 4.2-5.4). Can be differentiated further from Sisor rheophilus in having a wider head (15.7-15.9% SL vs. 14.5-14.8), shorter snout (54.0-55.9% HL vs. 56.2-60.3), smaller eye (9.9-11.4% HL vs. 13.2-16.3), fewer serrations on posterior edge of pectoral spine (10 vs. 7-22) and wider nuchal plate (width 1.1-1.2 times length vs. width equal to length), and from Sisor torosus in having a more slender body (body depth at anus 5.6-5.8% SL vs. 6.0-7.8) (Ref. 55921).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sisor chennuah

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
total 32 - 34


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 6 - 6
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 6 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   11 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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