Morphology Data of Oreochromis salinicola
Identification keys
Main Ref. Trewavas, E., 1983
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth
Type of scales cycloid scales

Body depth not more than 38.5 % SL; interorbital region narrower and the lower jaw longer than in O. macrochir. Length of pharyngeal bone 35.8% head length in a fish of SL 59 mm. 8-10 dark vertical bars on upper flank; 3 mid-lateral blotches and, in some, 1 at the end of the caudal peduncle. Outer edge of pelvic fin dark. Scales on cheek in 2 rows.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Oreochromis salinicola

Lateral Lines 2 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 29 - 32
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4.5 - 5.5
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only) absent
Gill rakers
on lower limb 15 - 18
on upper limb
total 30


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes extending over most of the back length
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0
Ventral  0
Spines total 15 - 17
Soft-rays total 11 - 13
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 8 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Binohlan, Crispina B.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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