Morphology Data of Notoglanidium thomasi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Risch, L.M., 2003
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

Diagnosis: elongate dwarf species, about 7-9 times as long as deep; occipital process scarcely developed and well separated from nuchal plates; humeral spine well visible; eyes very small, round and in dorsal position; dorsal-fin base comprised 3-4 times in standard length and longer than, or subequal to, adipose-fin base; fin-ray counts: dorsal 14-16 (branched), pectoral 6 (branched), anal 4-7 simple and 5-7 branched; number of gill rakers on first gill arch: 1 or 2/4 or 5; colour pattern marbled (Ref. 57126).

Description: nasal barbels absent (Ref. 57126).

Coloration: marbled (Ref. 57126).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Notoglanidium thomasi

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 6
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 4 - 5
on upper limb 1 - 2


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0
Ventral  0
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Musschoot, Tobias
Modified by Musschoot, Tobias
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