Morphology Data of Sinocyclocheilus anshuiensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Gan, X., T.-J. Wu, M.-L. Wei and J. Yang, 2013
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 fusiform / normal
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes eyes absent
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

This species can be diagnosed from all congeners by having the following combination of characteristics: 7 branched rays on dorsal fin; last unbranched dorsal-fin ray weak with serrations on posterior edge of its lower part; pelvic-fin origin anterior to dorsal-fin origin; dorsal profile of head sharply uplift, a forward flesh tuber present on frontal; body covered with scales; 34-38 scales on lateral line, lateral line scales are as big as their neighbor scales; caudal peduncle with developed fresh crests (Ref. 94150).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sinocyclocheilus anshuiensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 34 - 38
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  
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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