Morphology Data of Carassius carassius
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Spillman, C.-J., 1961
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

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
Diagnosis

Diagnosed from its congeners in Europe by having the following characters: body golden-green shining color; last simple anal and dorsal rays weakly serrated; 23-33 gill rakers; lateral line with 31-36 scales; free edge of dorsal convex; anal fin usually with 6½ branched rays; and peritoneum white (Ref. 59043). Caudal fin with 18-20 rays (Ref. 2196). No barbels. The third dorsal and anal-fin rays are strong and serrated posteriorly.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Carassius carassius

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 31 - 36
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 7 - 8
Scale rows below lateral line 5 - 6
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 23 - 33
Vertebrae
preanal
total 32 - 32

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 3 - 4
Soft-rays total 13 - 22
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   12 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Spines     2
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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