Morphology Data of Oxynoemacheilus ciceki
Identification keys
Main Ref. Sungur, S., P. Jalili and S. Eagderi, 2017
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 scales absent

Oxynoemacheilus ciceki is distinguished from its congeners by the combination of the following characters: flank yellowish brown or pale gray with irregular spot; cheeks with numerous tiny spots; absence of scale; thinner caudal peduncle; complete lateral line; supra-temporal canal with 4 central and 4 lateral pores; lower lip thick with a deep median interruption and marked furrows and small median incision in upper lip (Ref. 118065).

Description: 4 unbranched and 7½ branched rays on dorsal fin; 3 unbranched and 5½ branched rays on anal fin; 10-11 branched rays on pectoral fin; 7-8 branched rays on pelvic fin; absence of pigment or presence of brown spots on 3 first rays and rarely on others (Ref. 118065).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Oxynoemacheilus ciceki

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)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 11
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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