Morphology Data of Schizothorax beipanensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Yang, J., X. Chen and J. 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 compressed
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales

Schizothorax beipanensis is distinguished from all congeners by the combination of the following characters: absence of horny sheath on the lower jaw; upper lip developed; lower lip developed, trilobed; postlabial groove continuous, with a minute median lobe. Schizothorax beipanensis can be distinguished from S. griseus by the absence (vs. presence) of black spots on the flank, along the lateral line; distal 20-25 % of the last unbranched dorsal-fin ray soft (vs. strong); rostral barbel not reaching (vs. reaching) the middle of the eye; eye diameter 58.5-120.1 % length of maxillary barbel (vs. 33.4-93.7 %). Schizothorax beipanensis is most similar to S.heterophysallidos, from which it is distinguished, however, by the unique air bladder of the latter (Ref. 80483).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Schizothorax beipanensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 91 - 111
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)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11
Adipose fin

Caudal fin


Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   17 - 20
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   9 - 11
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Busson, Frédéric
Modified by Busson, Frédéric
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