Morphology Data of Devario interruptus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Fang, F., 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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Incomplete lateral line; infraorbital process absent; branched dorsal fin rays 7-8, branched anal fin rays mostly 10-11. Can be distinguished from all other Danio species by the following combinations of characters: a series of short and wide vertical bars or blotches anteriorly on the sides, followed by a horizontal dark P stripe ending at caudal fin base; a short, incomplete lateral line; and barbels absent . The most similar species, D. shanensis, has the lateral line complete or nearly complete (23-32 versus 7017 pored scales), a shorter distance between the cleithral spot and the first vertical bar (2-3 scales versus 0.5-1.0 scale), and deep and thin vertical bars instead of short and wide vertical bars or blotches anteriorly on the sides.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Devario interruptus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 7 - 17
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 34 - 36


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 15

Paired fins

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