Morphology Data of Belobranchus segura
Identification keys
Main Ref. Keith, P., R.K. Hadiaty and C. Lord, 2012
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors males alike females
Remarks Males have a rounded/triangular urogenital papilla with distal tip rounded (vs. bulbous urogenital papilla with fimbriate projections around distal opening in females).

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

Color pattern consists of red brown with yellowish to orange second dorsal, anal, pectoral and caudal fins. The upper part of the first dorsal fin is orange; the middle and lower parts are mottled grayish to black. No spots on caudal fin. Having 22-28 scales in transverse forward series, 18-21 scales in transverse back series and 16-23 scales in predorsal series (Ref. 91761).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Belobranchus segura

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 55 - 60
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 22 - 24


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 7 - 7
Soft-rays total 7 - 7
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 1 - 1
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   21 - 24
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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