Morphology Data of Capoeta caelestis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Schöter, C., M. Özulug and J. Freyhof, 2009
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
Type of scales

Distinguished from congeners in Turkey by the combination of the following characters: 60-68 total scales on lateral line; last simple dorsal-fin ray weak, slender, without serrae; one pair of barbels; body plain brown with few scattered small, indistinct black spots and blotches on body in some individual larger than 86 mm SL; 18-21 gill rakers on outer margin of first gill arch (Ref. 82790).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Capoeta caelestis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 60 - 68
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 10 - 13.5
Scale rows below lateral line 7 - 8
Scales around caudal peduncle 23 - 24
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 18 - 21
preanal 16 - 16
total 44 - 44


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 13
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   17 - 19
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   10 - 11
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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