Morphology Data of Cirrhinus jullieni
Identification keys
Main Ref. Roberts, T.R., 1997
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

Predorsal profile relatively steep; rostral barbels well developed, length more than one-half eye diameter; maxillary barbels absent. Somewhat similar to the much larger species C. molitorella, from where it differs markedly in coloration. Also, it is deeper bodied, especially anteriorly, and has a larger, more falcate anal fin, the distal end of which extends posteriorly to below posteriormost scales on caudal fin (Ref. 33488); 13-14 branched dorsal-fin rays; 65-68 gill rakers on lower arm of first arch; faint dark blotch on body above pectoral fin; smooth upper lip, lower lip weakly papillate (Ref. 12693). Body without reticulate pattern; pectoral, pelvic, anal and lower caudal lobe usually bright red (Ref. 43281).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cirrhinus jullieni

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 36 - 36
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 65 - 68
preanal 22 - 24
total 34 - 35


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 14 - 16
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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