Morphology Data of Sinocrossocheilus labiatus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Su, R.F., J.X. Yang and G.H. Gui, 2003
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

Body size very small (3.2-7.2 cm SL); eye large (23.3%-30% of head width), center lobe of lower lip broadened (62.5%-76.9% of mouth width), papillate band of lower lip wide (55%-120% of eye diameter), 22 predorsal scales, ventral fin never reaching anus, anterior chamber slender (its length 1.5-2.5 times that of anterior one) (Ref. 50421).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sinocrossocheilus labiatus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 42 - 45
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 6.5 - 6.5
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 14 - 14
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 10 - 10
total 41 - 41


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 0 - 0

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   14 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
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