Morphology Data of Capoeta shajariani
Identification keys
Main Ref. Jouladeh-Roudbar, A., S. Eagderi, L. Murillo-Ramos, H.R. Ghanavi and Doadrio. I., 2017
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

Capoeta shajariani differs from other congeners in Iran by following combination of characters, none of them unique: maxillary barbel not reaching to pupil; 4 unbranched and 8-9 branched dorsal-fin rays, its outer margin concave; last unbranched dorsal-fin ray moderately ossified and serrated with flexible distal, 18-26 serrae on 50-60% of its posterior margin; 16-19 gill rakers, 12-14 on lower limb; 25-27 scales around caudal peduncle; 70-77 scales on lateral line, 13-15 scales between dorsal-fin origin and lateral line and 9-11 scales between anal-fin origin and lateral line (Ref. 116759).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Capoeta shajariani

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 70 - 77
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 13 - 15
Scale rows below lateral line 9 - 11
Scales around caudal peduncle 25 - 27
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 12 - 14
on upper limb
total 16 - 19


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 13 - 14
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   16 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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