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Morphology Data of Pseudobagarius alfredi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Ng, H.H. and M. Kottelat, 1998
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

Distinguished from all its congeners by possessing tubercles with poorly-demarcated, indistinct margins (versus tubercles with well-demarcated and distinct margins) and the following combination of characters: head width 20.3-25.0% SL; body depth at anus 11.3-14.7% SL; depth of caudal peduncle 5.7-7.3% SL; pectoral-fin length 23.1-28.9% SL; interorbital distance 34-39% HL; eye diameter 7-11% HL; length of nasal barbel 29-65% HL; length of maxillary barbel 122-144% HL; length of outer mandibular barbel 88-134% HL; color pattern of dark-colored patches on a predominantly light-colored body (versus predominantly dark-colored body with light-colored patches in its congeners); and caudal fin strongly forked (Ref. 30226).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudobagarius alfredi

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 7 - 7
total 32 - 33


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 5 - 6
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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