Morphology Data of Melanotaenia salawati
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kadarusman, [N], [N] Sudarto, J. Slembrouck and L. Pouyaud, 2011
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Melanotaenia salawati is distinguished from M. batanta by a shorter snout, a longer caudal peduncle, a longer dorsal-fin base, a longer second dorsal-fin base and more cheek scales. The new species differs from M. fredericki by a longer snout, a larger interorbital region, a shorter spine on second dorsal fin, a longer anal-fin base, more cheek scales and more gillrakers on the first branchial arch (ref. 88845).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Melanotaenia salawati

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
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