Ophicephalus cyanospilos Blkr.

Pieter Bleeker

C. cyanospilos, drawing of Bleeker's atlas, table 397, fig. 2Bleeker's drawing of C. cyanospilos, taken from his famous ichthyological atlas. If you have it in your channa shelf (several hundred thousands Euros ;-) go for table 397, fig. 2, else thank God, there is an Internet to save this ichthyological memory.
Ophiceph. corpore elongato antice cylindrico postice compresso, altitudine 8 circiter in ejus longitudine; Capite acuto conico-subpyramidali 3 3/4 circiter in longitudine corporis, latitudine capitis 2, altitudine 2 1/2 circiter in ejus longitudine; linea rostro-frontali declivi convexiuscula; fronte et vertice planiuscula; oculis diametro 5 circiter in longitudine capitis, diametro 1 1/4 circiter a se invicem distantibus; maxilla superiore maxilla inferiore breviore sub oculi margine posteriore desinente, 2 1/2 circiter in longitudine capitis, dentibus pluriseriatis parvis caninoideis nullis;maxilla inferiore dentibus antice pluriseriatis parvis serie externa majoribus, lateribus biseriatis serie interna majoribus caninoideis 3 vel 4; maxilla inferiore parlatinis et vomerinis pluriseriatis serie interna majoribus caninoides nullis; squamis cycloideis striatus, lateribus 55 p.m.i, capitis parte postoculari 8 p.m. in serie longitudinali; linea laterali prope apicem pectoralium deorsum flexa postice recta; pinnis dorsali postice, caudali pectoralibusque rotundatis; pectoralibus 6 2/3, ventralibus acutiusculis 10 circiter, caudali 5 1/2 circiter in longitudine corporis, anali postice acutangula; corpore superne viridi-fuscescente inferne dilute viridi; capite inferne lateribusque inferne viridi-fuscescente nebulatis coeruleoque guttatis; pinnis ventralibus hyalinis, ceteris nigricante-violaceis; anali basi dilutiore.

B.5 D. 1/42 P. 15 V. 1/5 A 1/25 C. 12 vel 14 et lat. brev.

Habit. Telok batong, in fluviis (Schwarz).

Longitudo specimis unici 102'''.

Aanm. Deze sort is kenbaar ann an hare ongevlekte violete vinnen, getallen der vinstralen, meerreijige kleine ploeg-beens-gehemelte-tanden, gering aantal operkelschubben, onder den achterrand van het oog einfigende bovenkaak, enz.

Acknowledgement and Source(s)

This passage was originally published in: Bleeker, Pieter: Diagnostische beschrijvingen van nieuwe of weinig bekende vischsoorten van Sumatra . Natuurkd. Tijdschr. Neder. Indié v. 4. p. 256, 1853. The drawing has originally been published in Atlas ichthyologique des Indes orientales néerlandaises; publ. sous les auspices du Gouvernement Colonial néerlandais par Pieter Bleeker Part VIII, table CCCXCVII, fig. 2, 1878. The publishing on snakeheads.org has been made possible by the helping ladies of the Staatsbibliothek Berlin. Thankyou Stabi!

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