Morphology Data of Parosphromenus quindecim
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M. and P.K.L. Ng, 2005
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
Type of scales

Differs from its congeners, except Paroshphromenus linkei and P. pahuensis in having 14-15 dorsal- fin spines. Distinguished from both species in the absence of 1-3 conspicuous black blotches on the middle of the lower lateral stripe, by the presence of a black subdistal band in the dorsal, anal and caudal fins of the male (live and preserved) and the absence of hyaline spots on the same fins. Further differs from P. linkei in possessing a rounded caudal fin. Can also be differentiated from all congeners by the color pattern of the unpaired fins of the female (grey with numerous hyaline spots vs. plain grey or hyaline) (Ref. 56232).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Parosphromenus quindecim

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 29 - 30
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
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 13 - 15
Soft-rays total 6 - 7
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 13 - 13
Soft-rays total 9 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   13 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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