Morphology Data of Balitora meridionalis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 1988
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

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
Diagnosis

Distinguished from other species of the genus by the combination of the following characters: lateral length of head 19-22% SL (23-25% in B. mysorensis), caudal peduncle 1.9-2.8 times longer than deep (3.0-4.2 times in B. burmanica and B. brucei). Distinguished from B. annamitica by its color pattern consisting of somewhat irregular blotches on the back (versus circular in B. annamitica) (Ref. 37826). With 9-10 unbranched pectoral-fin rays (Ref. 12693).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Balitora meridionalis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 62 - 64
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   20 - 21
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   11 - 11
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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