Morphology Data of Cyprinella bocagrande
Identification keys
Main Ref. Chernoff, B. and R.R. Miller, 1982
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

Modally 8 anal-fin rays; 29 or more predorsal circumferential scales; absence of basicaudal spot; breast fully scaled; upper jaw large, length greater than 9.4% SL, extending under orbit; gular stripe reaching under orbit, not to isthmus; breeding males with many large tubercles over head, with narrow gap on rostrum, not organized into rows, less than 16 non-marginal tubercles on caudal-peduncle scales; both breeding males and females with distinct plum-colored lateral stripe below iridescent light-yellow stole; and scapular bar absent or weak; mouth terminal to subterminal (Ref. 42680).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cyprinella bocagrande

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 32 - 40
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 15 - 20
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 8 - 10
total 30 - 32


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 7 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   11 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   8 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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