Morphology Data of Notropis amecae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Chernoff, B. and R.R. Miller, 1986
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Anterior rays of anal fin longest, forming small lobe in males; posterior margin straight in females. Length of pelvic fins sexually dimorphic, reaching origin of anal fin in males and just beyond anus in females.

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral short and / or deep
Cross section compressed
Dorsal head profile clearly convex
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales

Anal fin-rays usually 8, occasionally 7. Lateral line incomplete with 11 - 34 pored scales and usually extending beyond vertical from insertion of pelvic fins. Head canals often interrupted but supraorbital canal is complete. Infraorbital canal with 11 - 18 pores, extending onto snout. Gill rakers on first arch, 6 - 10, pointed on upper limb, stout and nubby on lower limb. Caudal peduncle of moderate depth and length, ratio of least depth/length 337 - 527. Terminal mouth with a dusky stripe on the snout. Deep body compressed. Pharyngeal teeth 4 - 4 (Ref. 52300).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Notropis amecae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 33 - 39
Pored lateral line scales 11 - 34
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 14 - 16
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb 6 - 10


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 8
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   12 - 14
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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