Morphology Data of Enteromius cercops
Identification keys
Main Ref. De Vos, L. and D.F.E. Thys van den Audenaerde, 1990
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

Diagnosis: Last unbranched ray of dorsal fin more or less flexible and without posterior denticulation; anterior barbel ending after half the eye, while posterior barbel ends after posterior side of the eye (Ref. 27628).

Description: Lateral line scales 28-32 (Ref. 27628, 122753).

Colouration: Brown-silver or silver coloured; fins not coloured or light creamy; 3 little black spots on the flanks, the first between operculum and dorsal-fin origin, the second under dorsal fin and the third just before caudal fin (Ref. 27628).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Enteromius cercops

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 28 - 32
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5.5 - 5.5
Scale rows below lateral line 2.5 - 2.5
Scales around caudal peduncle 11 - 11
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total
Soft-rays total 6 - 7

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita
Modified by Boden, Gert
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