Morphology Data of Triplophysa jiarongensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Lin, Y., C. Li and J.-K. Song, 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 elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Distinguished from its congeners by the possession of the following combination of characters: highly developed pectoral fin, reaching the origin of pelvic fin; emarginate caudal fin; distal margin of dorsal fin truncate; dorsal-fin origin posterior to vertical line of pelvic fin origin; pelvic fin tip reaching beyond anus; distal margin of anal fin truncate; adipose-like fin present, along dorsal and ventral edge of caudal peduncle; dorsal fin with 8 branched rays; pectoral fin with 11 branched rays; total vertebrae 4 + 34; pigmentation degenerated; body scaleless and smooth; eyes completely degenerated; and anterior chamber of air-bladder wrapped in body capsule, posterior chamber of air-bladder well developed (Ref. 91758).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Triplophysa jiarongensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
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
total 38 - 38


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 10 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   12 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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