Morphology Data of Gobio artvinicus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Turan, D., B. Japoshvili, I. Aksu and Y. BektaƟ, 2016
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Gobio artvinicus is distinguished from all its congeners in Anatolia and adjacent areas by having the following combination of characters: scales on belly equal or greater than pupil; head length 24-26% SL, 1.1-1.3 times body depth; snout pointed; slightly shorter than postorbital distance (postorbital distance 1.0-1.2 times snout length); width of mouth gape 1.0-1.4 times its length; preanal length 68-72% SL; prepelvic length 47.0-51.0% SL; caudal peduncle length 2.0-2.5 times its depth; distance between pelvic-fin origin and anal-fin origin 2.8-3.3 times distance between anus and anal-fin origin; length of caudal-fin lobes not equal, upper lobe commonly longer than lower lobe; lateral line with 38-40 + 1-2 scales; scales rows between lateral line and dorsal

fin origin 6; scales between lateral line and anal fin origin 4-5; scales between anus and anal fin origin 4-6; scales between posterior extremity of pelvic fin base and anus 5-6; and 7-8 mid-lateral blotches (Ref. 115536).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobio artvinicus

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


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

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