Morphology Data of Cobitis dorademiri
Identification keys
Main Ref. Erkakan, F., F. Özdemir and S.C. Özeren, 2017
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males have two lamina circularis at the based of first (unbranched) and second (unbranched) pectoral rays. Males have longer pectoral fin ,19.6-19.7 of SL (vs. 14.5-16.9 %SL in females).

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 sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Cobitis dorademiri is distinguished from all its congeners by the combination of following characters: 5th Gambetta zone absent, second zone formed by round brown blotches, reduced to few spots behind the dorsal fin; caudal peduncle short (9.7-13.5 %SL) and deep (12.7-14.2 %SL), and base of caudal fin with more than one spots (mean 3-5) (Ref. 115646).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cobitis dorademiri

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
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


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 6 - 6
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 2 - 2
Soft-rays total 5 - 5

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   5 - 5
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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