Morphology Data of Devario acrostomus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Fang, F. and M. Kottelat, 1999
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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales

With complete lateral line, well-developed infraorbital process, with mostly 9 branched dorsal-fin rays and 9-10 branched anal-fin rays. Danio acrostomus can be distinguished from all other Danio species by its sharp, upwards directed pointed mouth, relatively long snout (greater than eye diameter), long rostral barbels, and heavily pigmented body. The most similar species D. aequipinnatus auct., has a comparatively blunt and also shorter snout (its length less than the eye diameter) and shorter rostral barbels.

Ease of Identification easy to distinguish from other species.

Meristic characteristics of Devario acrostomus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 34 - 36
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 15 - 15
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 35 - 37


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 14
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 13

Paired fins

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