Morphology Data of Gobio sakaryaensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Turan, D., G. Ekmek├ži, V. Luskova and J. Mendel, 2012
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Males with longer pectoral fins than in females (length 23.3-27.0 % SL vs. 21.8-24.5 in females). Barbels reaching posterior margin of eye in male (vs. reaching at midpoint of eye in female).

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 all other congeners in Turkey by a combination of the following characters: breast completely scaled, scales approximately extending to isthmus; head length 27.2-30.0 % SL; snout shorter than postorbital distance; upper profile of head convex behind the nostril level, markedly concave at the nostrils, with rounded tip; reaching posterior margin of eye in male, reaching at midpoint of eye in female; interorbital distance 1.4-1.6 times eye diameter; body depth 21.5-24.4 % SL; pectoral fins reaching to or 1 scale anterior to pelvic-fin origin in males, 2 or 3 scales anterior to pelvic-fin origin in female; 39-42 lateral line scales; 4-6 scales between anus and anal fin origin; 6-8 scales between posterior extremity of pelvic-fin bases; 8-9 midlateral blotches; 10-14 slightly marked blotches on dorsal; intense black pigments on flank and back scales (Ref. 89889).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobio sakaryaensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 39 - 42
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 6 - 7
Scale rows below lateral line 4 - 5
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 10 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 9 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   13 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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