Morphology Data of Devario udenii
Identification keys
Main Ref. Batuwita, S., M. De Silva and S. Udugampala, 2017
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
Type of scales

Devario udenii differs from all its congeners by the combination of following characters: body depth 26-36 %SL; snout length less than eye diameter; color pattern comprising of 5-6 dark, irregular, broad, vertical bars anterior to level of dorsal-fin origin; 14-17 predorsal scales; dorsal fin with 9½-12½ branched rays and anal fin with 12½-15½ branched rays; presence of danionin notch; dorsal fin origin to hypural distance, when carried forward, reaching middle of eye; pectoral fin, when adpressed, reaching origin of pelvic fin; and P-1 stripe subequal in width to P stripe (Ref. 118056).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Devario udenii

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 34 - 38
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 14
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 35 - 36


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 15
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 15 - 18

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   15 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before 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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