Morphology Data of Enteromius clauseni
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lévêque, C., 2003
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors males alike females

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
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 sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales cycloid scales

Diagnosis: last simple dorsal-fin ray smooth on hind margin; scale formula 3.5/22-25/4.5-5.5; 3-3.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 4-6 anterior scales pored; 10 scales around caudal peduncle; lateral-line scales without particular colour pattern; 8 branched dorsal fin rays; no barbels; lateral line incomplete, straight; maximum reported size 30 mm SL; small spot at end of caudal peduncle (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Description: small species with straight dorsal profile; mouth very small, inferior, without barbels; D:III,8; A:III,5; V:I,7 (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Coloration: body light grey; small black mid-lateral spot at end of caudal peduncle; some melanophores along midline of sides on posterior part of body; occiput strongly pigmented (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enteromius clauseni

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 22 - 25
Pored lateral line scales 4 - 6
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3 - 4
Scale rows below lateral line 4 - 6
Scales around caudal peduncle 10 - 10
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 7 - 8
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Palomares, Maria Lourdes D.
Modified by Geelhand, Dimitri
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