Morphology Data of Tinca tinca
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Scott, W.B. and E.J. Crossman, 1973
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males with pelvic rays more robust, longer and extending beyond anus (Ref. 59043).

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Body thickset, heavy, and laterally compressed, the caudal peduncle characteristically deep and short. Skin thickened, slimy; the scales small, embedded. Overall coloration olive-green, at times dark green or almost black, with golden reflections on ventral surface. Head triangular, eye orange-red, small; snout relatively long; interorbital broad; mouth terminal, small in size with thick lips and a pair of well-developed barbels, one at each corner of the mouth. Caudal fin with 19 rays (Ref. 2196). Diagnosed from other cyprinid species in Europe by the following characters: body golden greenish brown; one pair of barbel (maxillary); lateral line with 96-115 scales, small and deeply embedded; dorsal fin with 8-9½ branched rays; and anal fin with 6-9½ branched rays (Ref. 59043).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Tinca tinca

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 90 - 120
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 22 - 23
Scale rows below lateral line 19 - 26
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 12 - 13
Vertebrae
preanal
total 39 - 41

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 4 - 4
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 4
Soft-rays total 6 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   15 - 18
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Spines     2
Soft-rays   8 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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