Morphology Data of Oreonectes macrolepis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Huang, A.-m., L.-n. Du, Chen X.-y. and J.-x. Yang, 2009
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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Diagnosed from all other species of the genus by having body entirely covered by scales, except between pectoral fins and pelvic fins, 5-12 pores on lateral line, 3+7 infraorbital pores and 7-8 supraorbital on cephalic lateral line system, head length 2.3-2.7 times head width in nose; head length 1.4-1.8 times maximum head width; standard length 7.0-10.8 times caudal-peduncle depth (Ref. 81968).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Oreonectes macrolepis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 5 - 12
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)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 13
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   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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