Morphology Data of Phoxinus bigerri
Identification keys
Main Ref. Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof, 2007
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

Diagnosed from its congeners in Europe by the possession of the following characters: origin of anal fin below or behind base of last dorsal ray; in adults, anal fin length about equal to caudal peduncle length; anal fin margin straight to convex; distance between tip of first and last branched anal rays 1.1-1.8 times depth of caudal peduncle (with fin stretched out); dorsal head profile almost horizontal above eye, then abruptly descending towards tip of snout; patches of breast scales separated by unscaled area or connected anteriorly by 1-2 rows of scales; lateral line usually reaching almost to end of caudal peduncle; in preserved individuals, flank with a midlateral row of vertically elongated blotches whose depth is about 1/3-1/2 of body depth at same position; caudal peduncle depth 2.3-3.1 times in its length; interorbital width 33-43% HL; marked hump at nape in largest individuals (Ref. 59043).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Phoxinus bigerri

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
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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