Morphology Data of Channa hoaluensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Nguyen, V.H., 2011
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales ctenoid scales

Can be diagnosed by having deep and narrow mouth, arc length greater than width, 62-64 lateral line scales, 56-57 vertebrae, 4-6 gill rakers on first arc, flat tongue with thin tip slightly rounded, occupying the width of the mouth cavity, and body with 7-8 horizontal stripes (Ref. 91062).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Channa hoaluensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 62 - 64
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 56 - 57


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 48 - 49
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 31 - 32

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Spines     0
Soft-rays   0 - 0
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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