Morphology Data of Schistura kloetzliae
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

Anterior nostril pierced on front side of a flap; processus dentiformis present; both lips finely pleated; upper lip with a median incision, lower lip interrupted medially, lateral line almost 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 8+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; body pale yellowish brown, with 6 large black blotches along lateral line, superimposed over a greyish axial stripe, each of them connected with blotches along dorsal midline; blotches on dorsal midline more or less connected to each other to form an irregular stripe; a black bar shortly in front of extremity of caudal peduncle; a short black bar on lower half of caudal-fin base; a black spot near base of uppermost 3 principal rays; two vertical rows of black spots on caudal-fin rays; one row of spots on dorsal-fin rays, one row of faint spots on anal and pectoral-fin rays (Ref. 36949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura kloetzliae

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 forked; 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 )
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