Morphology Data of Parambassis pulcinella
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 2003
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features other (see remarks)
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Conspicuous hump in front of first dorsal-fin origin, made by a very long, thin anterosuperior expansion of the supraoccipital spine. Predorsal area without scales. Both caudal fin lobe with a submarginal blackish stripe. Dorsal and anal fins with grey or black distal margins; first dorsal and anal fins with proximal row of spots. Dorsal-fin origin with a blackish, triangular blotch. A black stripe between the head and the predorsal blotch (Ref. 49523).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Parambassis pulcinella

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 6 - 7
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 11 - 11
on upper limb 2 - 3
total 13 - 14
Vertebrae
preanal
total 25 - 25

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 8 - 8
Soft-rays total 15 - 16
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 16 - 17

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   12 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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