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Morphology Data of Xenobarbus loveridgei
Identification keys
Main Ref. Norman, J.R., 1923
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

Diagnosis: pair of barbels on lower jaw and a pair of barbels at angles of mouth (Ref. 89231, 47440)

Description: snout rounded, much shorter than diameter of eye; eye diameter 2.5-3.0x HL; mouth terminal, its width about 4.5x in head; lips feebly developed; mandibular barbels shorter than eye, inserted near anterior end of lower jaw, widely separated; barbels at angles of mouth somewhat shorter; pectoral fin about 0.75x HL, reaching pelvic or not quite so far; base of pelvics below anterior dorsal rays; caudal peduncle about twice as long as deep; scales radially striated (Ref. 89231).

Coloration: narrow dark lateral stripe and dark spot at base of caudal (Ref. 89231).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Xenobarbus loveridgei

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 38 - 38
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 16 - 16
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 7 - 8
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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