Morphology Data of Oxynoemacheilus zagrosensis
Identification keys
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 with minute breeding tubercles distributed on snout, opercle and occipital region of head, branchiostegal membranes, isthmus, breast, both sides of body wall in front of dorsal fin, and on paired fins. Length of paired fins not significantly different between sexes, but paired fins more broadly rounded in males 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

Dorsal fin usually with 8 branched rays; complete lateral-line; feebly developed adipose crests on the caudal peduncle; bony air-bladder capsule having moderately small and laterally directed posterior processes; a robust, deep and humped body; and a reticulated color pattern confluent to the wavy transverse bands, most distinctively developed posteriorly (Ref. 94765).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Oxynoemacheilus zagrosensis

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 32 - 34


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   11 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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