Morphology Data of Sillago panhwari
Identification keys
Main Ref. Panhwar, S. K., N. Farooq, N. Qamar, W. Shaikh and M. Mairaj, 2018
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
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species is distinguished by the following characters: D1 X?XII, D2 I, 21-22; gill rakers of first gill arch upper 3-4, lower 7-8; periorbital length 1.4-23; eye diameter/head length 18.0-23.3; inter-orbital width/HL 16.7-21.7; snout length/HL 39.5-46.5; post orbital lenght/HL 34.1-38.9; swimbladder narrow, anterior extensions joined at the origin, diverging to terminate on the both side of the basioccipital above the anditory capsule whereas two posterior extensions penetrating into the caudal region, one usually longer than the other and presence of a duck-like process; head before the interorbital area is steep and the mouth is contracted (relative to the other six species investigated); upper half of the body pale brown to dull brown, with a light brown lower half; with a faint mid-lateral streak from the base of the pectoral fin to the base of caudal fin; dorsal fins dusky; chin covered with adipose tissue; anal fin hyaline to transparent, clear of spots; posterior head region yellowish; pectoral and pelvic fins yellowish; caudal fin dusky (Ref. 123137).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sillago panhwari

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 69 - 84
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 3 - 4
Scale rows below lateral line 7 - 10
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 7 - 9
on upper limb 3 - 4


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 11 - 13
Soft-rays total 20 - 22
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 18 - 23

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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