Morphology Data of Balitora annamitica
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 1988
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

Unculi in interorbital area, on cheeks and on nape elongated, similar in size to keels on scales; no larger ones at tip of snout and between nares. Eye diameter 14-15% HL (vs. 14-19 in B. burmanica) and 2.7-3.0 times in interorbital width (vs. 2.2-2.5 in B. burmanica); caudal peduncle 1.9-2.2 times longer than deep (3.0-4.2 times in B. burmanica and B. brucei), lateral head length 19-22% SL (vs. 23-25 in B. mysorensis) (Ref. 37826); 8 unbranched pectoral-fin rays (Ref. 12693).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Balitora annamitica

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 61 - 62
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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   19 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   11 - 13
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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