Morphology Data of Paraqianlabeo lineatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Zhao, H.-T., J.P. Sullivan, Y.-G. Zhang and Z.-G. Peng, 2014
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Paraqianlabeo lineatus can be diagnosed by having longitudinal dark stripe along side of body. It possesses a uniquely modified oromandibular morphology; i.e., arched, wide, rudimentary sucker formed by raised front and lateral margins of lower lip, postlabial groove and mental groove between middle and lateral lobes of lower lip chevron-shaped. Other unique combination of characters useful to identify this species include: anteroventral margin of rostral cap arched, thin and papillose; rostral cap not overlying upper lip, upper lip connected with lower lip around corners of mouth; well developed upper lip free from upper jaw; lower lip divided into two lateral fleshy lobes and one central plate, these two lateral fleshy lobes small and short, median lobe of lower lip large; anterior and anterolateral edges of upper and lower lip finely papillose; shallow, straight groove between lower lip and lower jaw; lower jaw bearing thin, cornified cutting edge; scales in ventral medial region from pectoral fins to pelvic fins half-hidden and subcutaneous; 3 scale rows below lateral line; and 7½-8 branched dorsal-fin rays (Ref. 96827).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Paraqianlabeo lineatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 39 - 42
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5 - 5
Scale rows below lateral line 3 - 3
Scales around caudal peduncle 15 - 17
Barbels 4
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 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   14 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   9 - 10
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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