Morphology Data of Betta imbellis
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Tan, H.H. and P.K.L. Ng, 2005
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Diagnosed by having the following combination of characters: A bright red crescent on distal edge of caudal fin; absence of caudal transverse bars; dorsal transverse bars on distal two-thirds of dorsal fin; iridescent blue opercle scales; body dark brown to black; lateral scales 30-32; body depth 24.2-30.1% SL; dorsal-fin origin above lateral scales 15-17 (mode 16); length of dorsal-fin fin base 12.9-18.9% SL; and height of pectoral-fin origin 14.8-18.9% SL (Ref. 56613).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Betta imbellis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 30 - 32
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 15 - 17
Scale rows below lateral line 6 - 8
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
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

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