Values in parentheses represent modes for meristic
counts and means for morphometric ratios.
Otherwise these two species to be almost identical in meristics
and morphometrics except for total gill rakers on the first left gill arch; M.
Analyses of meristic
variables (Table 1) were performed using JMP software (Version 10; SAS Institute, Inc.
After doing morphometric and meristic
observations, each specimen was dissected and the gonad located, removed and preserved in 4% formaldehyde.
Studies on morphometric measurements and meristic
count on Labeo niloticus (frosskal,1775).
counts included: trunk rings, tail rings, dorsal fin rays, dorsal fin rings (subdorsal rings) over the trunk, subdorsal rings over the tail, and total dorsal fin rings.
steinitzi may be considered as different forms of a single, widely distributed species, on the basis of their close similarity in colour pattern and meristic
Measurements and meristic
features of the adult male banded sculpin, Cottus carolinae, collected from Ranie Willis Cave in southern Franklin County, Tennessee, on 3 August 2005 after preservation in 95% ethanol.
The internal characters of Dorsal and Anal fin pterygiophore interdigitation and Anal spine differentiation are the primary meristic
characters used to identify each fish to species.
Inheritance of meristic
variation and the evolution of developmental stability in rainbow trout.
All measures and meristic
counts were made on the left side of the body.
The three species share certain morphological features such as general body coloration, approximate maximum size and meristic