Morphology Data of Iberochondrostoma almacai
Identification keys
Main Ref. Coelho, M.M., N. Mesquita and M.J. Collares-Pereira, 2005
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
Type of scales

Diagnosis: Lateral line scales (45)47-51(53); above lateral line 10.5-11.5 (12); right pharyngeal teeth (4) 5. In comparison to C. lusitanicum, Chondrostoma almacai has a higher mean number of scales on the lateral line and above the lateral line, a smaller number of right pharyngeal teeth, a smaller head, but a larger snout and eye. There is one allozyme diagnostic locus, PGDH, with the presence of two exclusive and fixed alleles for Chondrostoma almacai (Ref. 55426).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Iberochondrostoma almacai

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line 45 - 53
Pored lateral line scales
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 10.5 - 11.5
Scale rows below lateral line 3.5 - 4.5
Scales around caudal peduncle
Gill clefts (sharks/rays only)
Gill rakers
on lower limb
on upper limb
total 25 - 35


Dorsal fin(s)

Attributes no striking attributes
Fins number 1
Finlets No. Dorsal   
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 7 - 8
Adipose fin absent

Caudal fin

Attributes forked

Anal fin(s)

Fins number
Spines total 3 - 3
Soft-rays total 7 - 8

Paired fins

Pectoral Attributes  more or less normal
Pelvics Attributes  more or less normal
Position    abdominal
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Capuli, Estelita Emily
Modified by Torres, Armi G.
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