Morphology Data of Tor laterivittatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 1998
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 sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Elongated median lobe on the lower lip reaching beyond an imaginary line between the corners of the mouth (in specimens > about 7 cm SL); the upper lip rolled upwards and backwards but without median lobe; a dark brown longitudinal stripe along middle side in adults; fins red in adults and paler in juveniles, usually 3+1/2 scale rows between the lateral line and the dorsal- fin origin (Ref. 27732). Having fewer lateral line scales (25) and predorsal scales (9); eye diameter small (14.6-19.7% of HL); eyes not visible in ventral view; supero-posterior margin of dorsal deeply concave; isthmus with visible, small scales; gill rakers 19-22 (Ref. 13848).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Tor laterivittatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 23 - 27
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3 - 4
Scale rows below lateral line 2 - 2
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 19 - 22


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 4 - 4
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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