Morphology Data of Pseudophoxinus turani
Identification keys
Main Ref. Küçük, F. and S.S. Güçlü, 2014
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

This species can be diagnosed from all congeners from Eastern Mediterranean Region (

Pseudophoxinus firati, P. kervillei, P. zeregi, P. zekayi) by the following unique combination of characters: head short, its length 26-28% SL, approximately equal to or slightly shorter than body depth; mouth terminal, with slightly distinct chin, its corner not reaching vertical through anterior margin of eye; eye small, its diameter 25-29% HL, smaller than snout length; lateral line incomplete, with 12-25 (commonly 16-21) perforated scales and 38-46+2-3 scales in lateral series (commonly 41-44 +2-3); 10-11 scale rows between lateral line and dorsal-fin origin; 3-4 scale rows between lateral line and the pelvic-fin origin; 8-11(rarely 13) gill rakers on the first branchial arch; and pharyngeal teeth 5-4, slightly serrated and hooked at tip (Ref. 96086).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Pseudophoxinus turani

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 12 - 25
Scales in lateral series 38 - 46
Scale rows above lateral line 10 - 11
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 8 - 13
preanal 21 - 22
total 36 - 38


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 - 10

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   11 - 13
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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