Morphology Data of Clinostomus funduloides
Identification keys
Main Ref. Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Similar in appearance as juveniles (Ref. 10294).

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

Clinostomus funduloides can be distinguished by the following characters: complete decurved lateral line with 43-57 lateral scales; anal fin with 9 rays; pharyngeal teeth 2,5-4,2; mouth large and oblique; snout long and pointed; caudal fin large and forked; small scales; dorsal fin origin behind pelvic fin origin. Compressed boy, olive above, dark stripe along back, dark-edged scales on upper side; green to yellow-gold stripe (brightest on large individuals) above dusky stripe along silver side; scattered dark blotches on side of large individuals; white, orange or red lower side; breeding male has dark blue above, bright brick red lower side. Similar to Clinostomus elongatus, Luxilus chrysocephalus and L. cornutus (Ref. 86798).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Clinostomus funduloides

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 43 - 57
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)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

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 OrtaƱez, Auda Kareen
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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