Morphology Data of Characidium occidentale
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Buckup, P.A. and R.E. Reis, 1997
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Dark spots on dorsal fin form a continuous band across rays; anterior portion of anal fin of males with one or two conspicuous dark blotches, followed by smaller spots on the posterior portion. The third or fourth ray of the pelvic fin longest, reaching the area between anal opening and anal fin origin or reaching anal fin origin (Ref. 27672).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Characidium occidentale

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 33 - 35
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line 5 - 6
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 17
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb 7 - 7
on upper limb 5 - 5
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 14
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   9 - 11
Pelvics Attributes  rays very elongated
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   8 - 10
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita
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