Morphology Data of Hemibagrus guttatus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Gao, G., 1991
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 oval
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Smooth head, covered by thin membrane. The maxillary barbel could reach pelvic fin. Well developed adipose fin, about 3 times the length of the dorsal fin, starting from near the back of the dorsal fin. Body nude without scale. Complete lateral line from the head till the caudal fin. Light brownish in color, white in stomach (Ref.33423). Body with a few scattered black spots (Ref. 43281).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Hemibagrus guttatus

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 21 - 21
Vertebrae
preanal
total 53 - 53

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 7 - 7
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 16

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   9 - 10
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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