Morphology Data of Chagunius chagunio
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Talwar, P.K. and A.G. Jhingran, 1991
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Body depth slightly more than head length; mouth narrow and subterminal; 2 pairs barbels, longer than orbit; eye-diameter 5 to 6.5 times in head; dorsal spine strong and serrated, the denticles strong and recurved; scales small, transverse scale-rows 11/9, circumferential scales 40-44; tubercles on snout and cheeks of females smaller than those of males (Ref. 4832).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chagunius chagunio

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 44 - 47
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line 6 - 6
Scales around caudal peduncle 23 - 25
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total
Soft-rays total 13 - 13
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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