Morphology Data of Sinocyclocheilus gracilicaudatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Wang, D., Y. Zhao, J. Yang and C. Zhang, 2014
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

This species differs from its congeners by having the following combination of characters: eyes present, normal; well scaled, except head; lateral line curved with 59-64 scales; body shape normal; dorsal-fin spine half-hard; 8 gill rakers; 8 predorsal vertebrae; length of caudal peduncle 21.3-22.7% of SL; depth of caudal peduncle 10.5-12.0% SL (Ref. 95062).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sinocyclocheilus gracilicaudatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 59 - 64
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 22 - 24
Scale rows below lateral line 13 - 13
Scales around caudal peduncle 38 - 38
Barbels 4
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 8 - 8
total 37 - 39


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 5 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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