Morphology Data of Squalius carolitertii
Identification keys
Main Ref. Coelho, M.M., N.G. Bogutskaya, J.A. Rodrigues and M.J. Collares-Pereira, 1998
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
Type of scales

Mouth subterminal, snout rounded; head length about equal to maximum body depth; infraorbitals 4 and 5 expanded; communication preopercular-mandibular and infraorbital canals present; supraethmoid narrow and short (Ref. 28035). Diagnosed from its congeners in Iberian Peninsula by the following characters: scales on lateral line 39-44 + 2-3; 3-4½ scale rows between lateral line and pelvic fin origin; infraorbital bones narrow, width of infraorbitals 2 and 5 about 2 times width of sensory canal on same bones; snout rounded, mouth subterminal; and head length about equal to body depth (Ref. 59043).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Squalius carolitertii

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 39 - 45
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 7 - 9
Scale rows below lateral line 3 - 4.5
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 9 - 13
total 39 - 41


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 7 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 6 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  beneath origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   8 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
Checked by Froese, Rainer
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