Morphology Data of Schistura quasimodo
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 2000
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
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Body cylindrical, greatest depth in front of dorsal-fin origin, sometimes with a conspicuous hump; head flat with pointed profile and depressed snout; nostril flap pointed, barbel-like, reaching anterior margin of eye; anterior nostril pierced on front side of flap; processus dentiformis present; mouth subterminal, lips smooth; no median notch in upper lip, lower lip interrupted medially; lateral line reaching at most level of anal-fin origin; anus at equal distance from pelvic-fin base and anal-fin origin; 8.5 branched dorsal-fin rays; 5.5 branched anal-fin rays; caudal fin emarginate, with 9+8 branched rays; axillary pelvic lobe present; 6-8 broad dark bars on body, quite regularly shaped, usually wider than interspaces; dorsal fin with two large black blotches along base; black bar at caudal-fin base not reaching lower and upper margin of caudal peduncle; body sometimes plain dark brown, independent of size (Ref. 36949).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schistura quasimodo

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
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)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   10 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Boden, Gert
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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