Morphology Data of Yunnanilus spanisbripes
Identification keys
Main Ref. An, L., B.-S. Liu and W.-X. Li, 2009
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
Type of scales

Similar to Yunnanilus sichuanensis, Yunnanilus chui and Yunnanilus pulcherrimus. Distinguished from Yunnanilus sichuanensis by having 15-19 pored lateral line scales (vs. 10-12); caudal peduncle depth 9.75-11.89% in body length (vs. 7.54-8.72), 1.23-1.70 in length (vs. 0.9-1.09); and 10-12 square black spots on each side of the body (vs. 3 rows). Differs from Yunnanilus chui by the difference in stripes in males and females (vs. similar stripe in males and females) and by having 15-19 pored lateral line scales (vs. 2-4). Can be separated from Yunnanilus pulcherrimus by the difference in stripes in females and males (vs. similar stripes) and having 20-22 vertical bars on each side of the body (vs. 12-17) (Ref. 84761).

Description: D iii,8; A ii, 5; P i,11-12; V i,7 (Ref. 84761).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Yunnanilus spanisbripes

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 15 - 19
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)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   12 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Comments & Corrections
Sign our Guest Book
Back to Search
cfm script by eagbayani, 17.10.00, php script by rolavides, 13/03/08 ,  last modified by sortiz, 06.27.17