Morphology Data of Pseudosinocyclocheilus jinxiensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Zheng, H., L. Xiu and J. Yang, 2012
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 terminal
Type of scales

Distinguished from other species of Sinocyclocheilus by the following combination of characters: body completely scaled with 38-41lateral line scales; vestigial eyes with only a black spot left which covered by fat; barbels short, rostral barbels 2.3-3.5 % SL, and maxillary barbel 3.1-4.1 % SL; 13 gill rakers on first gill arch; pectoral fin long, extending beyond pelvic-fin origin; eight to nine dorsal fin branched rays, last unbranched dorsal-fin ray soft with

serrations on posterior edge of its lower part (Ref. 93154).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudosinocyclocheilus jinxiensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 38 - 41
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 8 - 9
Scale rows below lateral line 6 - 7
Scales around caudal peduncle 18 - 18
Barbels 4
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
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
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