Morphology Data of Pseudobagarius nitidus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Ng, H.H. and W.J. Rainboth, 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 sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Eye very small (4%HL). Length of adipose-fin base 12.6% SL. Interorbital distance 28% HL. Sharply contrasted color pattern of dark yellow patches on chocolate brown body. Total vertebrae 35. Gill rakers on first gill arch 1+5. Dorsal third of the flanks with small tubercles (Ref. 56231).

Description: Dorsal-fin rays II,4,i; anal-fin rays iii,6,ii; pectoral-fin rays I,7; pelvic-fin rays i,5 (Ref. 56231).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudobagarius nitidus

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 8
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 6 - 6
total 35 - 35


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 5 - 5
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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