Cypriniform Diversity
Outreach and Educaction
Portal

Key to the Cypriniformes

2a. (From 1b). Head and anterior part of body compressed or round, body usually elongate and slender; paired fins not enlarged and in normal position; an erectile spine below the eye; from three to six pairs of rostral barbels.

Cobitidae

2b. (From 1b). Head and anterior part of body depressed; paired fins enlarged and horizontally extended onto the belly; no spines below eye; usually three or four pairs of rostral barbels

Balitoridae

Questions or comments? Contact Director, Dr. Richard Mayden

Deep Fin Initiative | FishBase Info | FishBase Search | FishNet |
All Catfish Species Inventory | NSF AtoL