Morphology Data of Leuciscus leuciscus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. W├╝stemann, O. and B. Kammerad, 1995
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance
Different colors different colors during breeding season only
Remarks Male slighly more colorful and with breeding tubercles on head and body.

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile clearly concave
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Diagnosed from congeners in Europe by the following characters: subinferior or subterminal mouth; subequal jaw, upper jaw slightly longer; upper lip tip about level with center of eye; not projecting snout; articulation of lower jaw distinctly behind anterior margin of eye; horizontal branch of preoperculum shorter than vertical branch; and 40-50 + 1-2 scales on lateral line (Ref. 59043). Rarely longer than 30 cm TL; normally 47-52 scales in lateral line; anal fin concave; caudal fin forked with 19 rays (Ref. 41616).

Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Leuciscus leuciscus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 41 - 50
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 7 - 9
Scale rows below lateral line 3 - 5
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 6 - 11
Vertebrae
preanal 22 - 26
total 42 - 46

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 2 - 3
Soft-rays total 7 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 8 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   15 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     2
Soft-rays   7 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
Checked by Froese, Rainer
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