Morphology Data of Hypsibarbus wetmorei
Identification keys
Main Ref. McConnell, S., 2050
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 short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Upper body reddish brown; pelvic and anal fins red to reddish orange; 1 scale count between the vent and anal fin (Ref. 37768). Robust body, not compressed; 3-5 gill rakers on lower arm of first arch; 7-9 predorsal scales; and 9-14 dorsal-spine serrations (Ref. 12693). Usually with 2 scale rows between anus and anal origin; distance between distal serrae on posterior margin of last simple dorsal ray much greater than width on bases of serrae (Ref. 43281).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Hypsibarbus wetmorei

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 25 - 29
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 4
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 14 - 14
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 3 - 5
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 5 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   13 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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