Morphology Data of Cottus koshewnikowi
Identification keys
Main Ref. Freyhof, J., M. Kottelat and A. Nolte, 2005
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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Can be distinguished from other species of Cottus in Europe by the combination of the following characters: lateral line incomplete; reaching to anal-fin base, usually with 17-25 pores; at vertical of 10th ray of second dorsal fin, lateral line clearly above horizontal midline, distance from dorsal midline to lateral line 1.5-2.1 times in distance from ventral midline to lateral line; no distinct transverse bands on pelvic fin; prickling on body variable, in juveniles usually extending to caudal peduncle (Ref. 55856).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Cottus koshewnikowi

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 17 - 25
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 2
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes more or less truncate

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 14

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  
Soft-rays   13 - 15
Pelvics Attributes  
Soft-rays   4 - 4
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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