Morphology Data of Encheloclarias velatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Ng, H.H. and H.H. Tan, 2000
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales scales embedded or partly/completely absent

anal and caudal fins confluent only at the base, 54-59 anal fin rays, 44-45 caudal vertebrae, length of anal fin base 54.6-61.2% of SL, body depth at anus 10.1-11.4% of SL, head length 13.1-17.2% of SL, snout length 28.9-32.0% of head length, and interorbital distance 45.3-50.5% of head length.

Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Encheloclarias velatus

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 9 - 10
total 62 - 64


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 25 - 29
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 54 - 59

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by BĂ©arez, Philippe
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