Morphology Data of Danio catenatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kullander, S.O., 2015
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 terminal
Type of scales

Danio catenatus can be distinguished from all congeners except D. assamila, D. dangila, D. concatenatus, and D. sysphigmatus by produced first ray in pectoral and pelvic fins, large cleithral spot, and pattern of dark rings inclosing light interspaces on the side. It differs from those species by having round cleithral spot (vs. vertically extended in D. dangila), absence of anterior interstripe Ia (vs. present in D. assamila, D. concatenatus and D. sysphigmatus), round rings in three series along side, width of dark perimeter of about same width as diameter of light centre (vs. elongate in D. assamila and D. sysphigmatus, with narrower perimeter in D. sysphigmatus; two series and variably round or elongate in D. concatenatus), ring pattern extending onto caudal peduncle (vs. not extending onto caudal peduncle in D. assamila or D. sysphigmatus, and some D. dangila).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Danio catenatus

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 14 - 14
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 36 - 38


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 13
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 17 - 18

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   9 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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