Morphology Data of Gobio holurus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007
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

Diagnosed from other congeners in Black and Caspian Sea basins by having the following characters: barbel reaching to or beyond posterior eye margin; pectoral extending to or 1 scale in front of pelvic origin in mature males; breast scaled between pectorals, scales extending forward beyond pectoral base (at least in some individuals of any population); head length 26-28% SL; head depth 16-17% SL at nape, 48-62% HL at eye; body depth 22-23% SL; head width 15-17% SL, 58-62% HL; eye diameter 4-6% SL, 3.1-3.7 times in head depth, 1.4-1.5 times in interorbital distance (at 5-6 cm SL); caudal peduncle depth 33-36% HL (Ref. 59043).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobio holurus

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


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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