Morphology Data of Schistura liyaiensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lokeshwor, Y. and W> Vishwanath, 2015
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales cycloid scales

Schistura liyaiensis is distinguished from other species of Schistura in having a combination of the following characters: back with 7-9 olive brown saddles with wide white-colored interspaces, appearing as white oval beads; flank with 7-8 bars; lateral line incomplete with 19-20 pores; dorsal fin with 4 simple and 8 1/2 branched rays; dorsal-fin origin with a dark olive-brown spot in fresh condition; caudal-fin base with a complete black bar; and a prominent processus dentiformis present (Ref. 112085).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura liyaiensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 19 - 20
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 6
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   10 - 10
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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