Morphology Data of Schistura magnifluvis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 1990
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

A member of the group of species with complete or nearly complete lateral line, 8 1/2 branched dorsal rays, 9+8 branched caudal rays and no sexual dimorphism. Can be distinguished by the following characters: 13-14 bars on body, the anterior ones not conspicuously wider than posterior ones; maximum head width 16.6-17.4% SL; eye diameter 3.1-3.6% SL, 14-17% HL; interorbital width 7.3-7.8% SL, 35-36% HL (Ref. 39226). Its slender caudal peduncle (1.23-1.53 times longer than deep) and its color pattern distinguish it from any congener (Ref. 39226). Presence of a dark blotch at dorsal-fin origin; a faint blotch at base of posterior rays of dorsal fin; scales very sparse or absent in front of dorsal fin and on belly (Ref. 12693).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura magnifluvis

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


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   9 - 10
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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