Morphology Data of Sinocyclocheilus donglanensis
Identification keys
Main Ref. Zhao, Y., K. Watanabe and C. Zhang, 2006
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 sub-terminal/inferior

Differs from all its congeners by the following combination of characters: body completely scaled with well developed eyes; lateral line curved possessing 57-64 scales; pectoral fin not reaching the origin of the pelvic fin and the last unbranched ray of the dorsal fin clearly serrated along its posterior edge; 8-9 predorsal vertebrae; 8-9 gill rakers; joints of dentary-angulars not close to each other at the isthmus; and a slightly inferior mouth with the upper jaw (6.2-7.4% SL) protruding slightly beyond the lower one (5.7-6.7% SL) (Ref. 57607).

Description: D iii,7; A iii,5; Pectoral i,14-15; Pelvic ii,9 (Ref. 57607).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Sinocyclocheilus donglanensis

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 57 - 64
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 23 - 25
Scale rows below lateral line 12 - 14
Scales around caudal peduncle 38 - 44
Barbels 2
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 8 - 9
total 37 - 38


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 10
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 5 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   14 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Soft-rays   9 - 11
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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