Morphology Data of Triplophysa rosa
Identification keys
Main Ref. Chen, X.Y. and J.X. Yang, 2005
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 sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales scales embedded or partly/completely absent

Distinguished from other members of the genus by having the following combination of characters: eyes vestigial; dorsal-fin with 9 branched rays; pectoral fin with 12 branched rays; pelvic fin with 7 branched rays; anal fin with 6 branched rays; caudal fin with 7+7 branched rays; distal margin of dorsal fin concave; tip of pelvic fin surpasses vertical level of anus; caudal fin deeply forked; whole body scaleless and colorless (Ref. 57680).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Triplophysa rosa

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
Barbels 6
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 12 - 12
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   13 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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