Morphology Data of Hypsolebias brunoi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Costa, W.J.E.M., 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 short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly concave
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales cycloid scales

Female with anal fin long, spatulated, and long posterior process of occipital, terminating in narrow posterior extension; flanks with iridescent blue bars. Male with entire opercular and dorsolateral regions of head metallic greenish blue; bars on anal and caudal fins; with filamentous rays along the entire distal border of dorsal and anal fins; melanophores concentrated on anterior part of dorsal fin forming a dark gray zone. Dorsal-fin rays 18-20 in male, 15-17 in female; anal-fin rays 20-22 in male, 18-21 in female; caudal-fin rays 24-25, caudal fin subtruncate in male, rounded in female (Ref. 49550).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Hypsolebias brunoi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 26 - 27
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 12 - 12
on upper limb 3 - 3
total 15 - 15
total 27 - 28


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 15 - 20
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark); more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 18 - 22

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   13 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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