Morphology Data of Cyprinus carpio
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Alikunhi, K.H., 1966
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features striking barbels(s)
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Diagnosed from other cyprinid species in Europe by having the following characters: 2 pairs of barbels; dorsal fin with 15-20½ branched rays; caudal fin deeply emarginate (Ref. 59043). Pharyngeal teeth 1, 1, 3:3, 1,1, robust, molar-like with crown flattened or somewhat furrowed. Scales large and thick. `Wild carp ' is generally distinguished by its less stocky build with height of body 1:3.2-4.8 in standard length. Very variable in form, proportions, squamation, development of fins, and color. Caudal fin with 3 spines and 17-19 rays (Ref. 2196). Last simple anal ray bony and serrated posteriorly; 4 barbels; 17-20 branched dorsal rays; body grey to bronze (Ref. 43281). Also Ref. 3398, 3410.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cyprinus carpio

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 33 - 39
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5 - 6
Scale rows below lateral line 5 - 6
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 27 - 28
Vertebrae
preanal
total 36 - 37

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 3 - 4
Soft-rays total 17 - 23
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   14 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     2
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Luna, Susan M.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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