Morphology Data of Dawkinsia rohani
Identification keys
Main Ref. Rema Devi, K., T.J. Indra and J.D.M. Knight, 2010
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors different colors in juveniles and adults
Remarks Juveniles have pale yellow with three black bars on body.

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 sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Distinguished from all members of the Puntius filamentosus group sensu by having the following characters: unique color pattern of a black club-shaped blotch 1.5 scales high extending from the 12-13th lateral-line scales to the caudal-fin base; absence of any other body color pattern anterior to it (vs. presence in Puntius arulius, Puntius tambraparniei, Puntius srilankensis and Puntius exclamatio); and absence of a transverse black band near the tip of each caudal-fin lobe (vs. presence in Puntius assimilis and Puntius filamentosus) (Ref. 85075).

Description: Dorsal fin with three simple and 8½ branched rays (some branched rays extending as filaments in adults); anal fin with three simple and 5½ branched rays; pectoral fin with one simple and 13 or 14 branched rays; pelvic fin with one simple and eight branched rays (Ref. 85075).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Dawkinsia rohani

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 21 - 23
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 11 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes other
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 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   14 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   9 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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