Morphology Data of Crenicichla hadrostigma
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lucena, C.A.S. de, 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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species readily distinguished from all its congeners by possessing a conspicuous ocellated posttemporal spot, which is always greater than half orbital diameter, often equal or larger than orbital diameter (vs. smaller or absent); it differs from C. igara and C. jurubi, by the absence of numerous spots scattered over the back and sides (in both sexes), and by the presence, in males, of 11 to 16 narrow vertical single or double-bars across the sides from just below the first spine of dorsal-fin to the first and second or fourth and fifth soft ray of the same fin (vs. 5-7 elongate dark blotches varying in appearance, the narrow vertical bars can occur in C. tendybaguassu, C. minuano and C. missioneira); it differs from C. tendybaguassu by the normal (vs. greatly thickened) lips. The isognathous mouth distinguishes this species from C. missioneira which has the lower jaw longer than the upper jaw; distinguished from C. minuano and C. celidochilus by the absence of a lateral band (vs. present) (Ref. 75870).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Crenicichla hadrostigma

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


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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