Morphology Data of Yunnanilus ganheensis
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 macroistainus but differs from the latter in having the following characters: 10-12 square black spots on each side of body (vs. 2 rows of 8-10 circular black spots on the upper side of body); dorsal fin rays iii-8 (vs. iii-7); head length in body length 3.7-3.9 (vs. 4.0-4.3); and caudal peduncle length in body length 6.14-6.76 (vs. 7.0-7.4) (Ref. 84761).

Description: D iii,8; A ii, 5; P i,9-11; V i,7 (Ref. 84761).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Yunnanilus ganheensis

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
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


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   10 - 12
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.
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