Morphology Data of Rhodeus pseudosericeus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Arai, R., S.-R. Jeon and T. Ueda, 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
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Iris of males blackish throughout the year. Branched, dorsal fin rays, 9-10 (mode 9); anal fin rays, 9-11 (mode 10). Melanophores on dorsal fin membrane. Karyotype with 2n = 48 (8m + 20sm + 20st). Ovipositor developed in females during breeding season (Ref. 40967).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Rhodeus pseudosericeus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 2 - 6
Scales in lateral series 35 - 35
Scale rows above lateral line
Scale rows below lateral line
Scales around caudal peduncle 14 - 14
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
preanal 16 - 17
total 33 - 34


Dorsal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 9 - 10
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes forked; more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number 1
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 9 - 11

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     1
Soft-rays   10 - 12
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     1
Soft-rays   6 - 7
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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