Morphology Data of Mastacembelus kakrimensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Vreven, E.J. and G.G. Teugels, 2005
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 eel-like
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Mastacembelus kakrimensis has a blunted snout (Ref. 55095). Posterior angle of lips situated from about below the horizontal middle of the posterior nare up to its posterior edge (Ref. 55095). Upper corner of gill opening very slightly anterior to dorsal point of pectoral-fin base, both points clearly anterior to ventral point of pectoral-fin base; dorsal point of pectoral-fin base situated largely above upper corner of gill opening; gill opening closed for about half, up to entire vertical distance between the dorsal and ventral edge of the pectoral-fin base (Ref. 55095). Lateral line is yellowish-white; can be continuous in anterior part, from the head up to half the distance between head and anus; the remaining, more porsterior, part of the lateral line is always clearly discontinuous (Ref. 55095). Preopercular spines are present in small-sized specimens, but are absent in medium and large sized specimens (Ref. 55095). Preanal length negatively allometric, postanal length positively allometric, latter always smaller than former (Ref. 55095).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Mastacembelus kakrimensis

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
total 90 - 93


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 29 - 30
Soft-rays total 75 - 85
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 76 - 86

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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