Morphology Data of Cottus caeruleomentum
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Kinziger, A.P., R.L. Raesly and D.A. Neely, 2000
Appearance refers to Male; Female
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs no special organs
Different appearance males alike females
Different colors different colors during breeding season only
Remarks Spawning males have a blue chin.

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features none
Body shape lateral fusiform / normal
Cross section circular
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth terminal
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Two-spotted first dorsal fin; chin uniformly pigmented; dossal saddles moderate to wide; incomplete lateral line; preopercular spines slight to moderate, palatine teeth weak to moderate, and postpectoral prickling slight to moderate. Distinguished from C. b. bairdi by caudal base band unnotched in at least one side versus both sides notched. Palatine tooth patch moderately developed.

Ease of Identification likely to be confused with closely related species.

Meristic characteristics of Cottus caeruleomentum

Lateral Lines 1 Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Barbels 0
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1notched No
Finlets No. Dorsal   0 - 0
Ventral  0 - 0
Spines total 5 - 9
Soft-rays total 14 - 19
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 10 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     0
Soft-rays   12 - 17
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    thoracic  before origin of D1
Spines     0
Soft-rays   3 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Froese, Rainer
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