Morphology Data of Tor barakae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Arunkumar, L. and C. Basudha, 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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Distinguished from its congeners by the following combination of characters: 25 lateral line scales, 9 predorsal scales, dorsal fin inserted nearer the base of caudal fin, opposite to slightly in advance of ventral fin, dorsal spine length shorter to the body depth; weak and smooth, head length shorter than body depth; 3.4-3.77 in SL, pectoral fin not reaching ventral fin and height of caudal peduncle 1.05-1.31 in the length of caudal peduncle (Ref. 57812).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Tor barakae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 25 - 25
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 4 - 4
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 6 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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