Morphology Data of Gobio kubanicus
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 its congeners in Black and Caspian Sea basins by having the following characters: breast scaled between pectorals (at least in some individuals of any population); barbel extending beyond posterior eye margin; in mature males, pectoral reaching 3-4 scales in front of pelvic origin; head length 24-25% SL; head depth 16-17% SL at nape, 50-52% HL at eye; body depth 21-22% SL; head width 15-16% SL, 61-64% HL; eye diameter 4-5% SL, 3.2-3.8 times in head depth, 1.4-1.8 times in interorbital distance (at 7-9 cm SL); caudal peduncle depth 34-37% HL. There is a great variability in shape, barbel length and squamation from populations in different tributaries; two populations groups are recognized, the typical one with long barbels and a short-barbel one, which may represent an undescribed species; also a hybrid zone between Gobio brevicirris and Gobio kunabicus cannot be ruled out (Ref. 59043).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobio kubanicus

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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