Morphology Data of Corydoras diphyes
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Axenrot, T.E. and S.O. Kullander, 2003
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Relatively low scute numbers (dorsal/ventral row, 23-24/20-21, pre-adipose scutes 2-4, usually 3), series of 4-6 distinct spots or a continuous midlateral band along the middle of the side instead of 2-3 large dark blotches; dorsal and pectoral fins not elongated in either sex; distinct stripes in dorsal and caudal fins (Ref. 52874).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Corydoras diphyes

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total 18 - 19

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
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  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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