Morphology Data of Gila brevicauda
Identification keys
Abnormalities
Main Ref. Norris, S.M., J.M. Fischer and W.L. Minckley, 2003
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section oval
Dorsal head profile more or less straight
Type of eyes more or less normal
Type of mouth/snout more or less normal
Position of mouth sub-terminal/inferior
Type of scales
Diagnosis

Darkly pigmented (mottled flanks) than congeners in the adjacent basins. Caudal fin abbreviate, nearly always shorter than the caudal peduncle (Ref. 49525).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Gila brevicauda

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 60 - 75
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 14 - 18
Scale rows below lateral line 9 - 12
Scales around caudal peduncle 31 - 36
Barbels
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total
Vertebrae
preanal
total

Fins

Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes
Fins number
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Ventral  
Spines total
Soft-rays total 8 - 9
Adipose fin

Caudal fin

Attributes other (see remark); more or less normal

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total
Soft-rays total 7 - 9

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Spines     
Soft-rays   15 - 16
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal  before origin of D1
Spines     
Soft-rays   8 - 9
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
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