Morphology Data of Gobio lozanoi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Doadrio, I. and M.J. Madeira, 2004
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

Distinguished from all other species of Gobio by the following characters: 36-39 scales in the lateral line, 3 scales below the lateral line, distance between pectoral and ventral fin is greater than ventral anal distance, preorbital distance is short and the head is wide (Ref. 57030). Other diagnostic characters that separate this species from its congeners in Europe include: scale rows between lateral line and dorsal origin usually 5½ ;scale rows around caudal peduncle 12-14; scales between anus and anal origin 4-5; breast scaled forward at most to posterior extremity of pectoral-fin base; interorbital area flat to slightly convex; head length 25-28% SL; head depth 62-72% HL; eye diameter 1.2-1.8 times in interorbital distance; caudal peduncle depth 1.6-2.0 times in its length; midlateral blotches contrasted, posterior ones with sharp margin (Ref. 59043).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gobio lozanoi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 36 - 43
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 5.5 - 5.5
Scale rows below lateral line 3 - 3
Scales around caudal peduncle 12 - 14
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 18 - 18


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 2 - 3
Soft-rays total 7 - 7
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 2 - 3
Soft-rays total 6 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   14 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     2
Soft-rays   6 - 6
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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