Morphology Data of Rutilus stoumboudae
Identification keys
Main Ref. Bianco, P.G. and V. Ketmaier, 2014
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 terminal
Type of scales

Rutilus stoumboudae is distinguished from its closest relative genetically R. rutilus, by having 16-17 total gill rakers (vs. 13-14) and modally 9 and 9 branched rays of the dorsal and anal fins (vs. 10 and 10 in R. rutilus). It can be diganosed from R. pigus by the absence of nuptial tubercles, and having 39-43 scales on lateral line (vs. 46-51) and 8-9 branched rays in the anal fin (vs. 9-11) (Ref. 96829).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Rutilus stoumboudae

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 39 - 43
Pored lateral line scales 38 - 41
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 7.5 - 8.5
Scale rows below lateral line 3 - 4
Scales around caudal peduncle 14 - 14
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 16 - 17


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total
Soft-rays total 11 - 12
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 12 - 12

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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