Morphology Data of Alburnoides qanati
Identification keys
Main Ref. Coad, B.W. and N.G. Bogutskaya, 2009
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
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales

Can be diagnosed by the combination of the following characters: eye large, the orbit width exceeding both the snout length and the interorbital width; scaled ventral keel behind the pelvic fins along the abdomen to the anus, commonly 43-47 lateral line scales to posterior margin of hypurals; 2.5-4.2 pharyngeal teeth; dorsal fin usually with 8½ branched rays; anal fin with 10-12½ branched rays; 40-41 total vertebrae, and the caudal vertebral region equal or longer then the abdominal with region, vertebral formulae 20+20 or 20+21 (Ref. 81462).

Description: Dorsal fin unbranched rays commonly 3, dorsal fin branched rays 7½ or 8½ (mean 7.9), anal fin unbranched rays 3, anal fin branched rays 10½ , 11½ , 12½ ; branched pectoral fin rays 13, 14 or 15; pelvic fin branched rays 7. Lateral line scales to posterior margin of hypurals 41-49. Total gill rakers in the outer row on first left arch 6-9. Total vertebrae including 4 Weberian vertebrae and last complex centrum 40 or 41 (Ref. 81462).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Alburnoides qanati

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 9 - 11
Scale rows below lateral line 4 - 6
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 20 - 21
total 40 - 41


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; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 14 - 16

Paired fins

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