Morphology Data of Oryzias nigrimas
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 1990
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Distinguished from all other species of Oryzias by the unique black nuptial coloration of the adults males. Differs further by having slightly emarginate caudal fin (shared only with O. matanensis which has 40-47 scales in lateral row and O. orthognathus which has 45-54 scales in lateral row), 34-37 scales in lateral row, 8-11 dorsal rays and 21-25 anal rays (Ref. 26747).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Oryzias nigrimas

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 21 - 25

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   11 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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