Morphology Data of Oxynoemacheilus kurdistanicus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kamangar, B.B., A.M. Prokofiev, E. Ghaderi and T.T. Nalbant, 2014
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males have very fine breeding tubercles on sides of body and head. Preorbital groove weak to absent, when present occurring in both sexes; absence of suborbital flap in males, cheeks of males not inflated. Males have longer paired fins and comparably higher dorsal fin than in females (Ref. 94765).

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
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Dorsal fin usually with 9 branched rays; caudal peduncle very slender and compressed; lateral line complete and with transversely banded pattern (Ref. 94765).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Oxynoemacheilus kurdistanicus

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
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total 32 - 34

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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