Morphology Data of Schistura finis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 2000
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

Body and head massive, cylindrical; snout blunt; cheeks slightly swollen; anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; no median notch in upper lip, lower lip with a median incision; lower jaw with a median notch; lateral line complete; anus about 1-2 eye diameters in front of anal-fin origin; 8.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; body greyish brown with poorly contrasted pattern in adults; body with about 12-15 bars between dorsal-fin origin and caudal fin, additional bars present in front of dorsal fin but indistinct, except upper extremities which do not reach dorsal midline but form two series of dark blotches parallel to dorsal midline or sometimes fused to form two stripes; bars thinner than interspaces; black bar at caudal-fin base more or less complete, with posterior projection at lower extremity, curved forward at upper extremity; dorsal-fin base with a black spot anteriorly, followed by a hyaline patch and a low elongate grey blotch; caudal fin orange in life, with a red patch occupying from a few rays to most of the upper lobe (Ref. 36949). Series of very narrow bars on side, not reaching dorsal and mid-line in individuals 3-5 cm SL; in front of dorsal fin origin, a longitudinal series of small irregular blotches on each side of dorsal mid-line (Ref. 43281).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura finis

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


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   10 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Boden, Gert
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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