Morphology Data of Tor douronensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Zhou, W. and G.H. Cui, 1996
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

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

Distinguished from other species of the genus in the Lancangjiang River by the following combination of characters: body compressed; median lobe of lower lip short, free margin truncate, not extending to a line connecting inner corners of mouth; eyes visible in ventral view; isthmus with small distinct scales, more than 18 scales between isthmus and origin of pelvic fin; gill rakers 15-20; supero-posterior margin of dorsal fin deeply concave; tip of anal fin pointed; color in life silvery, back dark, fins dark gray (Ref 13848).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Tor douronensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 24 - 27
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 4
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 12
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 15 - 20


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 4 - 4
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 5 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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