Morphology Data of Chrosomus neogaeus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Page, L.M. and B.M. Burr, 2011
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 terminal
Type of scales

Chrosomus neogaeus can be distinguished by having the following characters: 63-92 scales on lateral line; pharyngeal teeth 2,5-4,2; large head; large terminal mouth extending under eye; rounded snout; dark brown to gray cape on back and upper side; body well specked with black; dark olive to gold stripe along side, light olive between cape and stripe; silver white below; usually a black caudal spot; clear to yellow fins; and red along side in large males (Ref. 86798).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Chrosomus neogaeus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 63 - 92
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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