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Morphology Data of Garra menderesensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Küçük, F., E. Bayçelebi, S.S. Güçlü and İ. Gülle, 2015
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 sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Hemigrammocapoeta menderesensis can be diagnosed from all its congeners in Anatolia by the following unique combination of characters (none unique to the species): mouth small, subterminal, horseshoe shaped, arched and without barbel; lips developed, lower lip with two lateral lobes and median pad; lateral lobe small and shorter than half width of median pad; lower and upper lips with numerous papillae; 6–17 lateral line scales (mean=10.1; SD=0.74) and 36–41 +1–2 scales in lateral series (mean=38.5; SD=0.45); gill rakers on outer side of first gill arch 15–17 (mean=16; SD= 0.24); caudal fin slightly forked, lobes slightly pointed; some flank scales with large black spots and numerous small black dots on each flank scale (Ref. 115535).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Garra menderesensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 6 - 17
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series 36 - 41
Scale rows above lateral line 6 - 8
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 15 - 17


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 11
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
Soft-rays   11 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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