Morphology Data of Acanthobrama thisbeae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Freyhof, J. and M. Özulug, 2014
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales

This species is mostly similar to Acanthobrama centisquama, by the possession of 76-89 total lateral line scales and a crenulated posterior margin of the flank scales. This differs from A. centisquama by having 14 1/2- 16 1/2 branched anal-fin rays (vs. 18 1/2- 21 1/2) and slender and short unbranched dorsal-fin ray (vs. massive and long). Last unbranched dorsal-fin ray length 62-75% of body depth at the origin of dorsal fin (vs. 85-104) and 18-22% SL (vs. 24-28) (Ref. 97573).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Acanthobrama thisbeae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 73 - 86
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 15.6 - 16.5
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 23 - 27


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 17 - 19

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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