Morphology Data of Cyprinus carpio
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Wai-Ching Sin, A., 1982
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 more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Fully covered with scales and has similar body colors and shapes as that of the wild strain of common carp. About 10% of the hybrids were golden-red in color. Has a higher hump just posterior to the head.

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cyprinus carpio

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 31 - 36
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total 3 - 4
Soft-rays total 18 - 22
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  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Agustin, Liza Q.
Modified by Froese, Rainer
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