Morphology Data of Capoeta banarescui
Identification keys
Main Ref. Turan, D., M. Kottelat, F.G. Ekmek├ži and H.O. Imamoglu, 2006
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males collected in July have well-developed tubercles on side and tip of snout and on cheeks.

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosis: Distinguished from its congeners by the combination of the following characters: two pairs of barbels; snout pointed; 64-77 lateral line scales; 12-14 rows of scales between lateral line and dorsal fin origin, 9-11 between lateral line and anal-fin origin; 12-16 gill rakers on first gill arch; shape of lower jaw not sexually dimorphic; head length 22.2-25.8% SL; depth of caudal peduncle 9.8-11.7% SL; head width at posterior margin of eye 49.4-58.2% HL; snout depth at nostril 29.7-35.I% HL; length of anterior barbel 12.4-20.8% HL and posterior barbel 18.4-28.8% HL (Ref. 57640).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Capoeta banarescui

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 64 - 77
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 12 - 14
Scale rows below lateral line 9 - 11
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 12 - 16
total 45 - 46


Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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