Morphology Data of Schistura paucireticulata
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lokeshwor, Y., W. Vishwanath and L. Kosygin, 2013
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males differ from females by having the following characters: prominent suborbital flap, slightly longer 59.7-61.4 (vs. 55.6-57.1 mm SL) and thinner body depth at dorsal-fin origin 17.2-18.1 (vs. 19.1-19.6 % SL).

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

Diagnosed from other species of Schistura by a combination of following characters: body with 8-9 brown bars, bars in front of the dorsal fin divided into 2-3 small bars forming a reticulations; basicaudal bar black, dissociated; dorsal fin spotted, with 4 simple and 8½ branched rays; anal fin with 3 simple and 6 branched rays; caudal fin deeply emarginated with 9+8 branched rays; caudal fin with numerous black spots arranged in 3-4 bars; well developed axillary pelvic lobe; and lateral line complete (Ref. 93870).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura paucireticulata

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 88 - 94
Pored lateral line scales 88 - 94
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)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   12 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  other (see remarks)
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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