Morphology Data of Barbus biharicus
Identification keys
Main Ref. Antal, L., B. László, P. Kotlík, A. Mozsár, I. Czeglédi, M. Oldal, G. Kemenesi, F. Jakab and S.A. Nagy, 2016
Appearance refers to
Bones in OsteoBase

Sex attributes

Specialized organs
Different appearance
Different colors
Remarks Female has markedly longer anal fin than male.

Descriptive characteristics of juvenile and adult

Striking features
Body shape lateral elongated
Cross section
Dorsal head profile
Type of eyes
Type of mouth/snout
Position of mouth
Type of scales

Barbus biharicus can be distinguished by having significantly larger interorbital and preanal distance than B. balcanicus, B. carpathicus and B. petenyi, and significantly deeper head than B. carpathicus and B. petenyi. Compared to these 3 species, it has a tendency to have shorter, rounded snout, slightly longer pectoral fins, but slightly shorter anal fin. It can be further identified by having small dark spots on dorsal region of body and flanks and, to a lesser extent, head, and dark pigments on the fins occasionally form dark spots (the other species have heavy dark spots, which typically are arranged into rows on dorsal and caudal fins) (Ref. 106510).

Description: dorsal-fin rays ii-iii,7-8; anal-fin rays i-ii,4-5 (Ref. 106510).

Ease of Identification

Meristic characteristics of Barbus biharicus

Lateral Lines Interrupted: No
Scales on lateral line
Pored lateral line scales 51 - 56
Scales in lateral series
Scale rows above lateral line 9 - 11
Scale rows below lateral line 8 - 10
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  behind origin of D1
Main Ref. (e.g. 9948)
Glossary ( e.g. cephalopods )
Entered by Torres, Armi G.
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