Morphology Data of Aphanius stiassnyae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Getahun, A. and K.J. Lazara, 2001
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

Lower jaw sharply upturned, nearly perpendicular to body axis; teeth conical rather than tricuspid as in all Lebias species except L. asquamatus; cephalic neuromast system open, not in closed canals as in the L. dispar and L. fasciatus groups; interarcual cartilage absent versus present in all congeners except L. asquamatus; pectoral fins obliquely set rather than horizontal as in all congeners; large size, approaching 9.1 cm TL versus maximum body size of 7.0 cm TL for congeners (Ref. 39284).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Aphanius stiassnyae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line 6 - 6
Scales around caudal peduncle 16 - 16
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 15 - 15
total 26 - 26


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 9 - 9
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 0 - 0
Soft-rays total 11 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   16 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Soft-rays   7 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Garilao, Cristina V.
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