Morphology Data of Chiloglanis harbinger
Identification keys
Main Ref. Fermon, Y., J. Friel, H.H. Ng and D. De Weirdt, 2007
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosis: sucker huge and rounded, longer than broad; mandibular barbels very small, no auxiliary mandibular barbels; premaxillary teeth large in up to 7 rows; mandibular teeth usually in 2 rows, with 13+13 to 15+15 teeth; eye very small; adipose fin long and low, its origin well in advance of a vertical through anal fin origin; caudal peduncle moderately deep; caudal fin moderately forked with lobes rounded, nearly equal; no sexual dimorphism of anal fin, caudal fin or humeral process of pectoral girdle (Ref. 81251).

Coloration: preserved specimens with numerous large melanophores more or less uniformly distributed over entire dorso-lateral surface of body, rapidly becoming sparser toward middle of abdomen; dark vertical bar on base of caudal fin as well as one in its middle (Ref. 81251).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chiloglanis harbinger

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
Barbels 6
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 30 - 31


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0
Ventral  0
Spines total 1
Soft-rays total 4 - 5
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   9 - 10
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Musschoot, Tobias
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