Morphology Data of Barbus barbus
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Spillman, C.-J., 1961
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

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
Diagnosis

Diagnosed from its congeners in France, Great Britain, Black, North, Baltic and Adriatic Sea basins and Apennine Peninsula by having the following characters: lower lip thick with a median swollen pad; tip of dorsal pointed; posterior margin of dorsal concave; last simple dorsal ray spinous, serrated along entire posterior edge; flexible segmented part of last simple dorsal ray about 20-24% of its length; fine dark spots (or no spots) in individuals larger than 10 cm SL; 53-63 total scales on lateral line; 12-14 scale rows between dorsal origin and lateral line; pelvic origin about below dorsal origin; scales with free posterior part pointed; scales on back with 1-5 well developed median longitudinal epithelial crests (Ref. 59043). Caudal fin with 19-20 rays (Ref. 2196).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Barbus barbus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 53 - 65
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 10 - 14
Scale rows below lateral line 7 - 12
Scales around caudal peduncle 20 - 24
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 9 - 14
Vertebrae
preanal
total 46 - 47

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 3 - 4
Soft-rays total 7 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 2 - 3
Soft-rays total 5 - 6

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   14 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  behind origin of D1
Spines     2
Soft-rays   7 - 8
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Sa-a, Pascualita
Modified by Reyes, Rodolfo B.
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