Morphology Data of Cobitis kaibarai
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Nakajima, J., 2012
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

This species is distinguishable from other japanese striated spined loaches by the following characteristics: body size relatively small, the mature size about 45-55 mm SL in males, 55-65 mm SL in females; lamina circularis at the base of the pectoral fin of adult male simple roundish plate, the upper segments of the first branched soft ray narrow and weak; PMN commonly 13; line L3 formed by incomplete longitudinal line, reaching to caudal base, fused with L1 and L4 on posterior part of body ; line L4 formed by longitudinal jagged line, reaching beyond dorsal fin in male of non-spawning season; line L5 organized in 10-16 roundish or ovoid blotches, fused with L4 on caudal body in non-spawning season; caudal fin and dorsal fin with 4-5 arcuate bars; upper spot at the caudal base jet-black approximately eye diameter; lower spot at caudal base faint or missing; egg yolk diameter approximately 0.8 mm; karyotype diploid (2n = 50) (Ref 92393).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cobitis kaibarai

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
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

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

Caudal fin

Attributes

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    
Spines     
Soft-rays   
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
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