Morphology Data of Labeo brachypoma
Identification keys
Abnormalities
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
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking type of mouth
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 sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales cycloid scales
Diagnosis

Diagnosis: distal margin of dorsal fin straight; body depth 3.2-3.6x SL; caudal peduncle thick, depth of caudal peduncle 0.6-0.7x its length; 38-44 (50-150mm) and 58-62 (150-250 mm) gill rakers; scale formula 4.5/33-34/5.5; 2.5 scales between lateral line and pelvic-fin base; 12 scales around caudal peduncle; 10 dorsal fin branched rays (Ref. 2940, 81282). Known from southern Ghana (Ref. 81282).

Description: dorsal fin long; D:IV,10; A:III,5 (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Coloration: light brown in preserved specimen (Ref. 2940, 81282).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Labeo brachypoma

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 33 - 34
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line 5 - 6
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 38 - 62
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 14 - 14
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

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

Paired fins

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