Morphology Data of Moenkhausia cosmops
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lima, F.C.T., H.A. Britski and F.A. Machado, 2007
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales cycloid scales
Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Moenkhausia cosmops

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 9 - 15
Scales in lateral series 23 - 26
Scale rows above lateral line 4 - 4
Scale rows below lateral line 2 - 3
Scales around caudal peduncle 10 - 12
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 28 - 30


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin present

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 5 - 5
Soft-rays total 15 - 18

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   10 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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