Morphology Data of Carassius praecipuus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kottelat, M., 2017
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

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 terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Carassius praecipuus is diagnosed from all other species of Carassius by having the origin of the anal fin located behind a vertical through the base of last dorsal-fin ray (vs. under dorsal-fi n base), 9-11½ branched dorsal-fin rays (vs. 11-21½), 25-27 +1 scales on lateral line (vs. 27-36 [total]), and 20-21 total gill rakers (vs. 23-128) (Ref. 116770).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Carassius praecipuus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 25 - 27
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5.5 - 5.5
Scale rows below lateral line 4 - 4
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 20 - 21
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 13 - 15
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
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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