Morphology Data of Lacustricola kassenjiensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Wildekamp, R.H., 1995
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors always different colors between mature adults

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth superior
Type of scales

Diagnosis: Depth of body contained 3 to 4 times in the standard length; dorsal fin with 7-9 rays, anal fin with 13-15 rays; 24-28 scales in a longitudinal series, 18-20 around the body in front of the pelvic fins (Ref. 4903, 47311).

Description: It is a small, relatively deep-bodied species with strong lateral compression (Ref. 47311). Squamation of 'H'-type (Ref. 47311).

Colouration: Male colouration: pale yellow-gray in basic body colour, with a distinct light blue iridescence on the sides, which is most intense between the upper part of the pectoral fins and the beginning of the dorsal fin; all scales have narrow brown borders; the dorsal and anal fins are pale yellow with brown spots and stripes, most prominent in the posterior parts of the fins; the caudal fin is also yellow with a large number of brown spots, aranged in irregular cross-bars; all unpaired fins have narrow borders which may be black, yellow, orange or red; the colour of the fin margins is variable at the species level and all variations may be found in a single population (Ref. 47311). Female colouration: translucent yellow-gray, with narrow brown borders to the scales on the sides of the body, but lacking the light blue iridescence of the male; all fins colourless (Ref. 47311). Both sexes show a bright light blue reflection in the upper part of the iris (Ref. 47311).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Lacustricola kassenjiensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 28
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)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 7 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 13 - 15

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Boden, Gert
Modified by Boden, Gert
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