Morphology Data of Batrochoglanis melanurus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Shibatta, O.A. and C.S. Pavanelli, 2005
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Distinguished from all of its congeners by having a homogeneous dark-brown caudal-fin coloration pattern. Can be differentiated from Batrochoglanis acanthochiroides by having a deeper head (39.5-46.2 vs. 26.0-38.7), a wider pectoral girdle (30.7-31.9 vs. 28.4-30.4), and a longer adipose-fin base (16.0-21.5 vs. 12.5-15.50); from B. raninus by having a deeper head (39.5-46.2 vs. 29.0-39.4); and from B. transmontanus by having a longer adipose-fin base (16.0-21.5 vs. 11.5-14.3), and a longer pelvic-fin length (19.8-22.4 vs. 14.0-16.3) (Ref. 56694).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Batrochoglanis melanurus

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
total 8 - 11


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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