Morphology Data of Sundadanio rubellus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Conway, K.W., M. Kottelat and H.H. Tan, 2011
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Distinguished from all congeners, except Sundadanio echinus, by the presence of the secondary lateral stripe in both sexes (vs. secondary lateral stripe present only in males in S. retiarius and S. margarition or absent in S. axelrodi, S. atomus, S. gargulae and S. goblinus). Can be further diagnosed by the following combination of characters: large adult body size (largest specimen examined 19.4 mm SL); live males with blue-emerald green sheen across dorsal body surface, secondary lateral stripe intense red orange, running along ventral edge of blue-emerald green sheen from posterior to opercular opening to point opposite middle of anal fin, and an intense black-red marking across anterior portion of anal fin; preserved males with a well developed dark lateral stripe of roughly uniform depth along entire length, horizontal through ventral border of which, when brought forward, extending through dorsal half of eye; secondary lateral stripe well developed, consisting of small melanophores running parallel to dark lateral stripe along its ventral margin from posterior to opercular opening to point opposite middle of anal fin; presence of a weak reticulate pattern along dorsal body surface posterior to dorsal fin; absence of dark markings on dorsal and caudal fins; presence of enlarged scales next to window in body musculature; scales posterior to enlarged scales next to window in body musculature and anterior to anal-fin origin with a single small tubercle at centre; complete covering of scales on caudal peduncle (Ref. 88800).

Description: Dorsal-fin rays ii.6.i; anal-fin rays iii.6; pectoral-fin rays i.5-7.i-iii; pelvic-fin rays; i.4-5.i (Ref. 88800).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sundadanio rubellus

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal 14 - 15
total 34 - 36

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   5 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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